Erosion control project on Kingsbury delayed |

Erosion control project on Kingsbury delayed

Erosion control on upper Kingsbury Grade may be put on hold for a few months.

Kingsbury General Improvement District’s erosion control project is aimed at preventing sediment and nutrients from getting into Burke Creek and filtering into Lake Tahoe. The project includes rock slope protection, gravity block retaining walls and extensive curb and gutter work.

“It looks as though we’re going to have to close down the project for the winter,” KGID General Manager Candi Rohr said. “If the weather gets better, we will request a (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) grading extension.”

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s grading deadline is Oct. 15 and Rohr said contractors will continue the project as long as TRPA and the weather will allow.

“We have prepared areas for the installation of block wall and rock rip rap,” Rohr said. “Depending on the weather conditions, we should be able to continue and not be affected one way or the other by the grading deadline. But we suspect the contractor will need to come back next year and complete the project. Most of the curb and gutter is done. There are still a few areas that need to be completed.”

Grant money will pay for the extra time and work the project requires, Rohr said.

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