Rancho Murieta isn’t mentioned, but sacbee.com has a story today about the fight between Amador and Sacramento counties over Jackson Road and development plans:
“State Route 16 is going to be a parking lot in 10 or 20 years,” said John Gedney, head of the Amador County Transportation Commission. “We’ve never argued against anyone’s right to develop as they see fit. We have argued though that some reasonable planning be put in place so you don’t create a congested nightmare.”
An Amador study showed travel time on the 8-mile stretch between South Watt Avenue and Grant Line Road could double when 11 planned new stoplights go in. More than 2,000 mainly foothills residents signed a petition two years ago opposing the plan. “I would hate to see SR 16 look like Sunrise Blvd!” one wrote. “It will kill the little tourism the area has if it takes double the time to get up here,” another said.