Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kings Beach Highway Improvements Started



Major construction is underway in Kings Beach at Lake Tahoe. Traffic on Highway 28 through Kings Beach will be negatively affected. Traffic lanes and parking will be reduced during the three-year, $50 million dollar construction period.

Kings Beach improvement project. Click to enlarge.

The project calls for adding round-abouts and removing traffic lights. Sidewalks will be added and the current 4-lane highway will be converted to 3 lanes.  The project is designed to reduce traffic accidents and pollution run-off into the lake.

The project will also improve bike and pedestrian safety along Highway 28. This will be a very welcome improvement along this heavily traveled and poorly shouldered stretch of roadway along the lake.

Construction will be stopped during the tourist season, July 1 through Labor Day. Expect the project to be completed in 2016.

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