ASRA Confluence Parking Problems Investigated

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2020 / comments

[Supervisor Parlin District IV]

Due to the closure of State Park's fee parking areas on Monday, March 30, traffic congestion increased around the free parking area along State Route (SR) 49 at the Confluence.  Concerns about the free parking area were addressed by a multi-agency effort resulting in the temporary closure of parking at the Confluence during the Stay at Home orders.

On April 3, 2020, I participated in a multi-agency online meeting to explore a permanent solution to the parking issues at the Confluence.  As a result of the meeting, it was decided that the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) will look into Caltrans grant programs to secure funding for a plan that will investigate issues and opportunities on SR 49 from Cool to the Confluence. Specific elements of the planning effort will include parking, truck traffic, and pedestrian safety. The effort will be led by EDCTC and will be a partnership with El Dorado County, Caltrans, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), City of Auburn, Placer County, and State Parks.

Please keep in mind that the first step is for EDCTC to apply for the grant funding.  If the grant is awarded, then we can move on to the planning process, which will set the stage for improvements and realized solutions.  My promise to you is to keep the public informed of every step along the way so that you have the opportunity to participate and provide your input.  

Your voice is important in this process.

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