John Knight navigates road work plans
A number of El Dorado Hills road improvement plans have been approved and “are going to happen,” said outgoing El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor John Knight. So will others, but they’ll be a long time coming.
One of the biggest projects will be the widening of White Rock Road from what will be the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 west to the Sacramento County line.
“We anticipate going out for bid on the interchange probably some time next year, hopefully with the start of construction in the spring of 2013. Completion would be at least a two to two-and-a-half-year project,” said Knight, who has been termed out of office, effective Jan. 7.
The White Rock expansion will be from two to four lanes at different points on the road. From the Sacramento County line, through property south of Highway 50 that was annexed by the City of Folsom, the road will have four lanes continuing west.
“That project has been approved and is in the works,” Knight said.
Improvements at the intersection of White Rock and Latrobe Road are complete “so we’re just matching the rest of the ...
Knight, 65, who has been a commercial real estate Realtor more than 35 years, has no specific plans for when he’s out of office, other than possibly consulting “and some other things I’m kicking around.”