North Lake Tahoe highway overhaul project earns state award |

North Lake Tahoe highway overhaul project earns state award

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — This week, the County Engineers Association of California and the Public Works Officers’ Institute honored the Kings Beach highway overhaul project with the 2016 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Award.

Placer County won the award in the “complete streets and multi-modal mobility projects” category, according to a county news release, beating out other city and county projects in the statewide competition sponsored by the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties and County Engineers Association of California.

“The Local Streets and Roads Award Program honors cities and counties that are employing projects, programs, practices, and innovative technologies and materials to achieve preservation, safety and sustainability goals for the statewide local street and road system,” according to the county.

It marks the second award for the project within the past year; last July, it received the “Project of the Year” award by the Sacramento Chapter of American Public Work Association.

That award came days after it was reported both Highway 28 roundabouts built in 2014 as part of the project’s first phase required $250,000 in additional work due to an oversight in their construction, when officials did not take into account proper space needed for snowplows in the traffic circles.

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

The project is managed by Placer County’s Department of Public Works and Facilities and is expected to be completed this fall, according to previous reports.

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