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$5.7 million contract OK’d for final North Tahoe highway upgrade leg

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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to award the final contract for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project.

The $5,714,716 contract to Burlingame, Calif.-based Disney Construction is for completion of the second and final phase of the project.

“I am delighted to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this project,” District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery said in a statement. “These improvements will provide residents and visitors a safer place to walk and ride a bike, easier access to our downtown area businesses, improve traffic flow, not to mention help preserve Lake Tahoe’s clarity.”

Set to begin this spring, phase 2 — known as “Gateway to the Core” — includes extending sidewalks and water quality improvements on both ends of Highway 28 in Kings Beach.

Meanwhile, work to complete Phase 1 — “Core of the Core” — began this week, consisting of streetscape and water quality improvements. According to the county, work will be completed by July, and Phase 2 is expected to be completed by November.

The two-phased Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project is an initiative to upgrade and improve the main 1.1-mile section of 28 through Kings Beach with sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and water quality improvements to create a pedestrian-friendly commercial center.

Visit kingsbeachcore.info for more information.