Placer County is buying two parcels in Kings Beach that will be used for parking.
A 1.1-mile section of Highway 28 through the middle of this Lake Tahoe community will be transformed from a four-lane highway with one signalized intersection into a three-lane thoroughfare that uses roundabouts and other traffic calming features. The project will build sidewalks, bicycle lanes and other aesthetic improvements.
Because on-street parking will be reduced when the project is built, part of its design is to add off-street parking primarily in the commercially developed areas adjacent to the highway. The two parcels obtained last week will be used for that purpose.
The utility relocation work is expected to begin this month.