Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Construction starts on Sienna Ridge Road

DSC_5931e

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN on the realignment of Sienna Ridge Road near the intersection of Serrano Parkway and Bass Lake Road in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

By
From page A6 | July 17, 2013 |

Many drivers pass right by Sienna Ridge Road’s inconspicuous northern entrance off Bass Lake Road in El Dorado Hills, but soon that entrance will be moved to extend a new, realigned section of the roadway eastward from Serrano Parkway. Serrano Associates began the planned realignment of what was formerly known as Old Bass Lake Road and will abandon one section, but add 1,300 linear feet to the new roadway to connect with Bass Lake Road and Serrano Parkway at a four-way signalized intersection.

“As part of the land-use approvals for Serrano’s property on both sides of the alignment, which we call Villages J5 and J6, the county required Serrano Associates to construct the realignment of Sienna Ridge Road,” said Andrea Howard, principal planner for Parker Development. “The realignment and related abandonment of the existing segment is needed to coordinate the circulation system between the El Dorado Hills Specific Plan and the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan.”

As part of the EDHSP approved by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 1988, the realignment of Sienna Ridge Road has been on a list of improvements Serrano is obligated to construct, said Howard. She said the time was right now because “it’s a good time to take advantage of the competitive construction bidding and pricing.”

Realigning the road also opens up the potential for new projects, said Kirk Bone of Parker Development. Currently the northern section of Sienna Ridge Road crosses Village J6; by abandoning that section homes may eventually be built.

The county has already approved plans for residential lots at J5 and J6 and construction may start as early as 2014, though Bone said no builders have been chosen. The future development will have upwards of 100 homes and a portion of those may back up to Bridlewood Canyon.

A shopping center on the southeast corner of the new intersection, or Village J5, is also planned in the future, though that may change with market conditions, said Howard.

Bone said if a shopping center is built first at Bass Lake Road and Highway 50 to serve Marble Valley the shopping center planned for J5 will most likely be abandoned.

Construction will continue throughout the summer and fall. The road should be open for use in November or December depending on weather conditions.

Comments

comments

.

News

Six file for Dist. 2

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
District 2 candidates forum Aug. 14

By News Release | From Page: B1

EID ditch customers get relief

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1

 
Veterans receive wildland fire training

By News Release | From Page: B1

Market data open for local biz

By Ross Branch | From Page: B1

 
Heard over the back fence: Attorney to warn about scams

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Road zone of benefit protester reaches dead end

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Volunteers clean up national forest

By News Release | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
.

Opinion

My turn: Special interests at EID

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Russian metastasis

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Not invented here

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

DA hogging Main St. parking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
CAO and staff hiring friends

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Altshuler’s hypocrisy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Small Farm compromise

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

EID and Dale Coco

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
.

Sports

Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Dolphins ring up another title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Celebrity golf at Tahoe

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

By Shane Theodore | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Comets to meteors

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Taste the best at the State Fair

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Tractor Supply Store recognized

By Uc Cooperative | From Page: B3

 
Amador Fair honors cowboys

By Amador County Fair | From Page: B3

 
Arbor Day book helps to identify trees

By Arbor Day | From Page: B4

Learn about lavender and its many benefits

By Christian Women's Connection | From Page: B4

 
Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B5

 
My Time meeting in August

By Senior Day | From Page: B5

Builders’ Exchange honors scholars

By El Dorado Builders' Exchange | From Page: B5

 
En garde at Silver Screen Classic

By Auburn Silver Screen | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 8-10

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Walter Vali

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Jean Lachelle Taylor

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Arthur J. Funston

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8