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Silva Valley interchange more than halfway done

El Dorado Hills residents will see big changes this summer construction season, starting with a new road. Crews will use the warm weather and long, sunny days to complete the new Silva Valley Parkway and, before the first hint of fall arrives, drivers will travel on the new roadway over Highway 50. Completing the road […]

Silva Valley interchange project moving along

Construction equipment on the move muffles the sounds of Highway 50 traffic rushing by the Silva Valley interchange project as crews dig, spray and grade the area that will eventually become a brand new parkway. “It’s going quite well,” said project engineer Aradhana Kochar with the El Dorado County Department of Transportation. “They’ve made quite […]

Dirt churned on Silva Valley interchange project

A who’s who of local officials and state representatives stood on a dusty hill in El Dorado Hills Thursday afternoon to kick-start construction of the community’s newest road project. Golden shovels turned the first dirt on a Highway 50 interchange project more than 20 years in the making — the Silva Valley interchange. El Dorado […]

Incorrect info given on Silva Valley interchange

EDITOR: The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting June 25 2013 concerning items Nos. 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley Interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this case […]

Silva Valley interchange: Construction could begin in 2012

EL DORADO HILLS — Nick Giannini has concerns. Seven years ago the Serrano resident bought his Mertola Way home, in part for the peace and quiet it provided. Last year construction noise interrupted his calm nights as crews worked on the Highway 50 carpool lanes and bridge improvements nearby. “When they were doing all the pile driving […]

Full closure of Hwy. 50 for interchange construction

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. Highway 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and […]

Safety improvements OK’d ahead of interchange

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved county staff’s recommendation to add an additional four-way stop intersection on Serrano Parkway before the Silva Valley interchange opens in 2016. John Kahling, deputy director of engineering for the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, presented the county’s analysis and traffic findings to the board last week following a […]

Lane closures for interchange construction to resume

The week of Sept. 22, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will be implementing full, one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley Overcrossing. Starting Monday night, all eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road. […]

Hwy 50 closures for interchange project

Starting Sept. 8, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will be implementing full one-directional closures of U.S. Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley Overcrossing. This work is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. The week of Sept. 8th, all westbound lanes will […]

County begins eminent domain action on Silva Valley property

El Dorado County Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire one parcel in El Dorado Hills needed for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange. Recommended by the county’s transportation division of the Community Development Agency, the resolution opens the process based on the determination that the project represents the “greatest […]

County moves toward eminent domain on Silva Valley project land

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 acres of additional land to begin building the Silva Valley Interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county must begin the process of acquiring some of the […]

Supes OK Silva Valley Parkway EIR

Certified back in 1991, the Environmental Impact Report for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange project had to be updated. Consequently the El Dorado County Department of Transportation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report that was approved by county supervisors during a recent meeting. Because of the “passage of time,” minor changes to the project and […]

As we were: Roads and growth always a topic

25 Years ago Feb. 23, 1990 Silva Valley interchange plans advanced By URSULA ROSE Driving forward with plans for Silva Valley interchange, supervisors approved the final environmental impact report and picked the ridge design at their Tuesday meeting. But it will probably be 10 years before motorists will be able to exit Highway 50 between […]

Schedule for Highway 50 blasting closures

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and White […]

EDH community unites to patch up historic barn

El Dorado County is a place defined by its history. Members of it embrace the past and nearly anything that reflects it.

Don’t believe it? Take a drive. The back roads are altars to the past. Communities revere old stone buildings. Rusty farm implements are proudly displayed for passersby. Sepia-toned hay barns topped with corrugated steel roofs glow in the afternoon light.

Visitors pull over and take pictures. The past also fuels a lively tourism economy.

Highway 50 closures

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. Highway 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and […]

Clarksville preservation continues

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

Hwy 50 near EDH to close for blasting

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. Highway 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and […]

Hwy 50 near EDH to close for blasting operations April 13

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and White […]

Don’t sign the petition

EDITOR: The usual suspects are at it again. Bill Center and his acolytes — John Hidahl, Ellen Van Dyke, Shiva Frentzen and Howard Penn. These folks are not talking slow growth, they are talking no growth. What does that mean for El Dorado Hills? Retail businesses with no new business, churches with no new believers, schools […]

Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said might confuse […]

Break up CIP workshops

The five-year capital improvement plan for the El Dorado Irrigation District, which is updated every year, is a list of 153 projects that will cost $84.7 million between 2014 and 2018. That is $1.2 million less than the five-year capital improvement plan for 2013-2017 and $1.7 million less than the 2012-2016 plan. The 2014 component […]

Supes keep options open in White Rock Connector JPA

At the July 16 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to move forward on two actions related to the Elk Grove-Ranch Cordova-El Dorado County Connector Authority Agreement (White Rock Connector JPA). The actions included requesting that the Joint Powers Agreement for the Connector Authority be amended to reserve the county’s right to consider […]

Connector JPA OKs design guidelines, finance plan

The Southeast Capital Connector Joint Powers Authority took a big step forward at its March 8 meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall, approving project design guidelines and a finance plan. Both measures received unanimous support from the board: Chairman David Sander, Rancho Cordova; Patrick Hume, Elk Grove; Don Nottoli, Sacramento County; Jeff Starsky, Folsom; and Ron […]

EDH bicyclists organize and press for more bike paths

The growing popularity of cycling in El Dorado Hills has spawned several clubs and a bustling bike shop in Town Center: El Dorado Hills Bike and Tri Owner Erin Gorrell hosts multiple teams. She estimates that El Dorado Hills is home to 2,500 to 3,000 competitive riders and untold numbers of less serious pedal pushers.

County’s role in Capital-Southeast Connector project discussed

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Briggs referred to the proposed Capital Southeast Connector road project as a “35-mile-long subdivision.” Beginning at Highway 5 in Elk Grove, skirting Rancho Cordova, brushing Folsom and then running through El Dorado Hills, the “connector” would merge with Highway 50 in the neighborhood of a newly built […]

Knight, aide ready for new chapter

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

Nutting seeks second term

District 2’s Ray Nutting described his experience and energy as two attributes he would  continue to bring to a second consecutive term as El Dorado County Supervisor District 2. A veteran of two terms on the county’s governing board in the 1990s, Nutting told the Mountain Democrat’s editorial board  May 16 that there are many […]

Clarksville Day attracts 4,000, including descendants

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on May 5 to the ghost town that predates El Dorado Hills, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, […]

Mikulaco challenges incumbent

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

Supervisorial candidates vie for EDH Tea Party support

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there, however. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed […]

Report to JPA: Projects mostly on track

FOLSOM — The El Dorado County-Folsom Joint Powers Authority held its quarterly meeting Oct. 19 at Folsom City Hall to update the two jurisdictions on the status of projects of mutual interest, primarily the Highway 50-Highway 99 connector and Folsom’s developement plans for south of Highway 50. Folsom Mayor Andy Morin, who serves as chairman […]

El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight – ‘I’d go fishing’

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No  wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, that he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot […]

Cap to Cap keys in on local projects

El Dorado Hills EDITOR: More than ever, itÕs crucial El Dorado County take every opportunity to bring home our fair share of federal funds. With unemployment hovering at 13 percent, we need to create new jobs and that means obtaining the funds that have been allocated to California. However, success requires that our elected and […]

County roads budget a wrong turn

EDITOR: Readers who read my letter about forming a Transportation Commission will understand my reasoning after a review of the Transportation Department proposed 2015-16 budgets available at edcgov.us/cao/ budget information FY 2015-16. In the department overview section, the magic number is $87,686,012 in expenditures vs. revenue of $87,134,790 thus leaving net cost to the county of $551,222 […]

Engineering and environmental work underway on Connector segment

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority has approved a $1.4 million contract with Dokken Engineering for preliminary engineering and environmental documentation for the 5.5-mile segment on White Rock Road from Prairie City Road in Folsom to Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The 35-mile Connector will connect Interstate 5 south of Elk […]

Regional Transportation Plan update highlighted in local workshop

It was show-and-tell time at the fairgrounds the evening of Feb. 6 as the El Dorado County Transportation Commission rolled out a draft of its updated Regional Transportation Plan. A job it must undertake every five years, the workshop attracted board members as well as staff from the agency and its partner agencies including SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Governments), […]

Crystal Citadel

EDITOR: Before the Board of Supervisors’ vote for an $80 million-plus Crystal Citadel on a hill, they need to live up to the more pressing problems of this county. The roads of this county could really use those $80 million dollars more than a new Sheriff’s Office. I have lived in this county all of […]

Capital Southeast Connector called vital

SACRAMENTO — A realistic look at the connection between housing and jobs in southeast Sacramento County and El Dorado County was presented by Region Builders Inc. at the Sutter Club in Sacramento on Oct. 17. The focus was the Capital Southeast Connector project.

Region Builders Inc. was founded in 2012 as a …

Where will it come from?

EDITOR: I find it really interesting when everyone talks about big acreage developments like San Stino or the 4,000-acre planned development referred to as the reason for a new interchange at Silva Valley Road and Highway 50, that one really major issue is ignored like the flamingo with its head in the sand. The issue […]

EDH development discussion coming up; ballot measures planned

When the Board of Supervisors hosted a workshop to discuss growth in the county, so many people turned out Supervisor Ron Briggs opened the meeting with a joke about calling the fire marshal. “The room was overflowing,” said Ellen Van Dyke of the Green Valley Alliance, a coalition of local residents concerned about easing congestion […]

Supes OK proposed 2013-14 CIP list

Staff from El Dorado County’s former Department of Transportation, now a division of the new Community Development Agency, presented its proposed Capital Improvement Projects list at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting. An annual exercise in long-range planning, the new CIP includes some projects from the 2012 list’s “future projects” element. “The purpose of the […]

2010 bike plan has ambitious list

Transportation planner Jerry Barton named several El Dorado Hills representatives who helped create the commission’s 2005 Bike Transportation Plan, and others involved in its 2010 update. Barton recapped the three classes of bike trails and typical cost per mile: • Class I — a separate paved and striped path: $400,000 to $1 million-plus • Class […]

County Counsel Lou Green retires from public service

The longest serving County Counsel in the history of El Dorado County retired effective Friday Dec. 7. After nearly 17 years on the job, Lou Green said, “It’s time to find out what else life holds for me.” In a wide-ranging interview after his last El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Green described […]

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