The Bass Lake Action Committee formed the Transportation Safety Committee (TSC) in 2018 to study and review the condition of traffic and pedestrian safety along the Bass Lake Rd corridor – specifically focusing on the south and eastern edges of Bass Lake along Bass Lake Rd where the Bridlewood Canyon, Woodridge and The Hills of El Dorado villages have existed beginning in the late 1980s.

The long promised four-lane expansion of Bass Lake Rd (detailed in the 1989 El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Environmental Impact report as a 2010 divided four lane arterial roadway) seems to be a mythical solution to residents’ traffic concerns: the County of El Dorado Department of Transportation recently concluded in the Serrano Village J7 PD18-0005 staff report that the current conditions on Bass Lake Rd would not require these improvements in the expected lifetime of the Voter Approved El Dorado County General Plan. Further – after ADDING the four-lane expansion of Bass Lake Rd from HWY50 to Serrano Pkwy into the County’s Capital Improvement Plan program (CIP) in 2018, DOT has asked to REMOVE the four-lane expansion of Bass Lake Rd from the County’s CIP recently in 2019.

BLAC members, and area residents, are concerned that capacity and safety improvements, conditioned and required by multiple approved (and already COMPLETED) development projects via the County of El Dorado’s land use authority, will never be realized.

The BLAC TSC submitted the following letter to the Director of the County of El Dorado’s Department of Transportation, as well as all five County Supervisors, the County Auditor Controller, the Director of Planning, the County Planning Commission, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District.

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BW1 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd view to north
BW2 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd
BW3 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd
BW4 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd
BW5 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd
BW6 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd
BW7 Bridlewood Dr at Bass Lake Rd view to south
J7-1 Future site of Serrano Village J7 “A Street” intersection on Bass Lake Rd- current Birmingham Dr EVA looking North on blind corner at Bass Lake Overflow – Bridlewood Dr 490 feet to the north
J6-1 Future Whistling Way at Bass Lake Rd, Serrano Village J6 gate, view to the south
J6-J7-1 Future Whistling Way at Bass Lake Rd, Serrano Village J6 gate, view to the north
SR1 – Sienna Ridge Shopping southern driveway at Bass Lake Rd, Left Turn Access
SR2 – Sienna Ridge Shopping southern driveway at Bass Lake Rd, Left Turn Access
SR3 – Sienna Ridge Shopping southern driveway at Bass Lake Rd, Left Turn Access
SR4 – Sienna Ridge Shopping southern driveway at Bass Lake Rd, Left Turn Access
SR5 – Sienna Ridge Shopping southern driveway at Bass Lake Rd, Left Turn Access