Opponents of Highway 28 changes organize fundraiser | SierraSun.com

Opponents of Highway 28 changes organize fundraiser

KINGS BEACH A fundraiser organized by the Kings Beach Citizens Alliance Tuesday night will raise money to help generate more computer simulations of proposed changes to Highway 28. The money, according to Meera Beser, fundraising chairperson for the Citizen’s Alliance, will pay for a computer simulation that compares the highway as is with four lanes to the three-lane alternative. It will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the North Tahoe Community Center in Kings Beach. “If we see it isn’t the best alternative, then we’ll move on. We’re reasonable people, and have not always been portrayed like that,” Beser said. According to members of the fundraising committee, donations will help fund a computer simulation to illustrate four-laning alternatives. Opponents of three-laning said if the changes are made, more traffic will use side neighborhoods to get around a potential bottle-neck in Kings Beach during busy holiday weekends, creating safety hazards in the neighborhood. Placer County officials, who voted to approve the project but are tied up in court with the Citizens Alliance over its environmental review, have said three-laning would provide better walkability between the beaches, residences and retail shops. The money will not go toward this lawsuit, Beser said. If a simulation is not needed, the money will be invested back into the Kings Beach community. Music and food will be available.

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