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Placer County recommends three lanes, roundabouts for Kings Beach

Placer County recommended that the highway through downtown Kings Beach be reduced to three lanes and include roundabouts Thursday.

The recommendation was part of a 3,200-page final environmental document that was released to the public for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Project “-a plan to revamp the streets, sidewalks, parking and bike lanes of the North Tahoe town.

The project has been hotly controversial, particularly the main issues of whether the highway downtown should include four lanes and stoplights or three lanes and roundabouts.

The plan will now head to the decision-making bodies at the county and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

The project is tentatively scheduled for review and consideration by the TRPA’s Advisory Planning Commission on June 11 and the Placer County Planning Commission on June 18. Both commissions will make recommendations to their higher governing bodies, the TRPA Governing Board and Placer County Board of Supervisors. Those meetings are expected to occur later in June and July.

An electronic copy of the environmental document will be available by Wednesday, May 28, on the Public Works’ Web site:

In addition, hard copies of the environmental report are available at:

Kings Beach Branch of the Placer County Library

301 Secline Dr.,

Kings Beach, California

Tahoe City Branch of the Placer County Library

740 N. Lake Blvd. (in the Boatworks)

Tahoe City, California

Placer County Tahoe City offices

565 West Lake Blvd

Tahoe City, California 96145-1909

Placer County Truckee offices

Pioneer Commerce Center,

10825 Pioneer Trail, Suite 105

Truckee, California

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

128 Market St.

Stateline, Nevada

An electronic copy will also be available on the TPRA’s Web site:

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