The Council discussed three options for an alternate to the currently proposed Byron Highway Extension to Bethel Island Road. With input from the public and an informal vote of the audience, it was decided to address the Board of Supervisors through the District III Supervisor's Office with three proposed solutions to mitigate the Cypress Lakes deluge of traffic that will rain on Knightsen in the upcoming years.
The first item is a very strong opposition to extending Byron Highway to Cypress Road under any circumstances. The second and preferred solution is to apply Knightsen Road improvement funds to widen Sellers Avenue to six lanes from Cypress Road south, place a "no left turn" on Cypress Road at Knightsen Avenue, and make Delta Road a cul-de-sac (dead end) just east of Sellers. The third solution is to extend Cypress or Sandmound roads to Bixler Road, working with the KCSD to incorporate a drainage system simultaneously.
Other action by KTAC endorsed the CDF (California Department of Forestry) involvement with East Contra Costa Fire Protection District to enhance engine companies, retain costs and allow better opportunity for state resources. The California Highway Patrol reported that several Knightsen roads have expired speed surveys.
Comments were made to the CHP and sheriff's office regarding horseback riding at night along Knightsen's narrow roads. It was recommended that anyone riding a horse in darkness alongside road traffic should display something reflectorized to traffic.
Local residents are noticing large junk items dumped on Knightsen's roads. Some junk items are even being dumped on private property, a highly illegal practice. If anyone sees a person dumping anything suspicious, immediately call the CHP or sheriff's office at 646-2441. A description of persons, vehicle and license number is always helpful.