Traffic planning eyes Missouri Flat
Chris Daley, Mountain Democrat, May 30, 2012Keeping sales revenue from "leaking" downhill into Sacramento County is the impetus behind the Master Circulation and Funding Plan for Diamond Springs. El Dorado County's Board of Supervisors last Tuesday directed its Department of Transportation to elevate the MC&FP to priority status in its long-range planning process and its Capital Improvement Program.
The board identified and approved a four-element set of priorities beginning with completion of the Highway 50-Missouri Flat Road interchange as the first element. The second piece of that element involves a two-lane connector road (the Diamond Springs Parkway) between Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads. And a third part directs DOT staff to review all other road improvements at the Highway 50-Missouri Flat interchange.
The second element directs staff to identify funding sources for the first element. The third element will begin the process of "scoping and planning" to initiate the MC&FP Phase II.
Element four was tacked on to the motion just before supervisors voted ...