North Tahoe highway overhaul work may start May 1 |

North Tahoe highway overhaul work may start May 1

Staff report

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Work for the Kings Beach “Core of the Core” project is tentatively scheduled to start May 1, weather permitting.

Sparks, Nev.-based Q&D Construction would likely begin by installing a water quality drainage system near the North Tahoe Event Center and in the eastern portion of the Kings Beach State Recreation Area parking lot, according to the Placer County Department of Public Works.

Depending on progress, work on the Coon Street roundabout may occur before Friday, July 4, with the intent to do most road and frontage work on Highway 28 in September.

While the schedule may change, during peak season (July 4 through Labor Day), work will be focused in the Grid neighborhood north of Highway 28, including installing drainage, parking and traffic-calming measures.

A detailed schedule is expected to be part of a “Meet Your Contractor” open house in early March. A meeting date is yet to be released.

The Core of the Core — which is expected to take at least two construction seasons — is the first phase in the two-phased Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project, an initiative to upgrade and improve a 1.1-mile section of Highway 28 through Kings Beach.

The project aims to improve pedestrian and bike access and the aesthetics and feel of downtown. Completion of the entire project is not expected until at least 2017, said Peter Kraatz, Placer County Department of Public Works deputy director.

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