Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project update

Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project update

As the summer weather approaches, so does the road construction related to the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project.  Here is the latest information for you.

Kings Beach

Core of the Core Phase

Our contractor, Q&D, is completing placement of concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks in multiple areas throughout the community, including: Steelhead Rainbow and Salmon avenues, and Secline Street. Although vehicular and pedestrian access has been challenging in these areas, construction crews are making sure the public has access to businesses. 

An important note regarding Salmon Avenue and Secline Street: Q&D will be closing a portion of both streets during the road pavement milling and grinding operation. This work is scheduled for Monday, June 6, for Salmon Avenue and Tuesday, June 7, for Secline Street. The milling operation will begin early in the morning both days to minimize inconvenience. During the milling operations, vehicular traffic will be restricted on both Salmon and Secline. Please plan ahead if possible. Paving of both of these streets is scheduled the following week (June 13). Please use caution when traveling in this area. 

Q&D is also working to complete the Christmas Tree Parking Lot next to Log Cabin, the final highway lane striping, including crosswalks, landscaping replacement and final landscaping installation, and any contract punch-list items by the end of June.

Kings Beach

Gateway to the Core Phase

Disney Construction is the county’s contractor for this phase of the project. Disney installed temporary erosion control devices called BMPs, marked out the site for underground utilities and set new road work signs delineating the limits of the final phase of the project. Next week, Disney will work during the day at both the east and west ends of town, relocating existing utilities. No service interruptions are anticipated until later in June. Pavement saw cutting will begin around June 2 in preparation for underground storm drain trench excavations. Look for saw cutting operations on State Route 28 just east of the 28/267 intersection and on 28 west of Chipmunk. Daytime traffic controls will be in effect (delineators, cones and signage) and traffic will be restored to its original configurations at the end of each work shift. 

At the west end of the project, night operations for underground storm drain work will begin early next week at the intersection of state routes 28 and 267 and will take place nightly between Sunday and Thursday. There will be one-way alternating controls through this area, controlled by flaggers. CHP will be on-site during nighttime operations, which are expected to continue for the next four weeks. 

At the east end of the project, daytime underground work on State Route 28 east of Chipmunk Street will begin early next week. One-way alternating controls through this work zone will be in place and will continue for the next four weeks. The first week of this underground work at the east end of the project will be performed during the daytime, and the next three weeks may be performed during either day or night shifts. Once underground storm drain work is completed at both ends of the project, lanes will be temporarily re-striped into a configuration that allows curb, gutter and sidewalk work to proceed in a way that minimizes impacts to traffic.

Download our map to see the work areas and schedule

Other Projects in the Area

The North Tahoe Public Utility District has a water line replacement project underway on Dolly Varden from State Route 267 to just east of Fox Street. Questions regarding the details of this project should be directed to the North Tahoe Public Utility District at 530-546-4212. 

Coordination efforts are ongoing to provide separation in these construction activities. Your patience and consideration are greatly appreciated during these busy times along the roadways. County staff and the construction team are working diligently to keep directly impacted property and business owners aware of any potential impacts of this construction. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email or call our team at 530-581-6238.