Mountain Democrat: Diamond Springs

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Article: Diamond Springs Parkway high on CIP list

Excerpt:

“Reducing traffic congestion while increasing economic development won out over arguments to keep the area’s rural appeal in the ongoing Diamond Springs Parkway debate. El Dorado County Supervisors voted unanimously late last month to authorize the department of transportation to keep moving forward on the estimated $25 million project.

Part of the DOT’s recommended Capital Improvement Project for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, the DSP as it’s also known, would connect Highway 49 just north of Diamond Springs to Missouri Flat Road near Walmart. DOT engineering staff urged the board to select its “Option 3,” which represents a full build-out of the project. The board’s decision gives the go-ahead for work to begin on the parkway and on improvements to Highway 49 between Diamond Springs and the proposed intersection with the parkway.” …

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