Kings Beach Core Improvement Project Update: 3/24/17

Kings Beach Core Improvement Project Update


With spring around the corner, we’d like to provide an update on upcoming activities for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project. With our board of supervisors last month approving the final phase of work for the project, here are some highlights for what we have in store this summer.

We are currently soliciting construction bids for this summer’s upcoming project. The work will include construction of a sixth public parking lot behind Rite-Aid along Rainbow Avenue that will add 29 spaces to the public parking inventory in Kings Beach. Additional project elements include:

  • Adding landscape plantings to the beds constructed last year;
  • Modifying drainage at the base of Beaver Street;
  • Rearranging decorative light poles to provide more appealing banner locations;
  • Installing decorative hand railings to the Griff Creek Bridge; and
  • Replacing damaged traffic control posts.

We hope to award the construction contract for this work in late May, with work beginning in June. We should be able to do the majority of the work from the road shoulders without lane closures.

With the recent approval of the Tahoe Basin Area Plan, we’re planning more community outreach this spring to discuss future projects mentioned in the plan that the county, developers and other agencies in the area are considering.  It will be a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts and provide feedback on future Kings Beach improvements.

We will continue to share updates on both parking and landscaping improvements as construction nears, and will be in touch with the date, time and location of upcoming outreach opportunities as soon as we have those details.

Please feel free to email our project manager, Dan LaPlante, at or call the Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities office at 530-581-6231 with any questions or comments.

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