Work stops at Lakeview Commons |

Work stops at Lakeview Commons

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Construction of the El Dorado Beach Improvement Project at Lakeview Commons has been delayed until at least Sept. 18 because of an El Dorado County Superior Court filing, according to a Wednesday statement from South Lake Tahoe’s Public Works Department.

Clark & Sullivan Construction of North Highlands, Calif. and the Carpenters Workers Preservation Committee filed the Writ of Mandate, contending the successful bid by Reeve-Knight Construction, Inc. of Roseville, Calif. should be considered non-responsive because the city waived irregularities in the bid documents, according to the statement.

The city awarded the $4,448,815 California Tahoe Conservancy-funded public access and recreation project to Reeve-Knight on Aug. 3 after hearing a bid protest by Clark & Sullivan, who was the second lowest bidder at $4,897,837.

The city will comply with the temporary cease and desist order and suspended work on the project Tuesday with the exception of soil stabilization and erosion control protection required for environmental compliance, according to the statement.

The site will remain closed to public access until further notice, but pedestrian and cycling access to the existing bike path and boat ramp parking areas will remain open, according to the statement.

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