Supes OK DOT Roads Plan — Reluctantly
Chris Daley, Mt Democrat , June 29, 2012They grumbled about it for a while, but members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors eventually voted unanimously to approve the Capital Improvement Plan submitted by the county’s Department of Transportation. DOT first brought its draft proposal to the board May 8 for review and consideration. At that time, supervisors basically accepted the department’s recommendations and directed staff to bring it back in June for final approval.
Maintenance work on four bridges is included in the plan, however no work has been done to date. The DOT schedules calls for maintenance to occur over the next four to five years. Those bridges are on Mt. Aukum Road at the North Fork, Cosumnes River; Ice House Road at the Jones Fork of Silver Creek; Bayne Road at Dutch Creek and Cosumnes Mine Road also on the river’s North Fork.
The major project on the 10-point list is Phase 1A of the Diamond Springs Parkway which is proposed to connect Highway 49 with Missouri Flat Road. Design work on the parkway is approximately 60 percent complete and environmental documents have been filed and approved. Realignment of the highway and construction are slated to begin by 2013-14, according to the CIP proposal. This phase of the project is estimated to cost $5.9 million.
Installing a traffic signal at Patterson Drive on Pleasant Valley Road just ...