Henningsen/ Lotus Road Class I Multi-Use Trail Project

Welcome to the El Dorado County Henningsen/ Lotus Multi-Use Trail Project website.

Lotus Road Trail

This project proposes to install a Class I multi-use trail with boardwalk structures and other improvements in the Lotus/ Coloma area along the South Fork of the American River. It will connect SR-49 improvements to Henningsen Lotus Park by way of a new Class I trail, approximately 2,300 linear feet of new Class I multi-use trail (for bicycles and pedestrians), approximately 1,025 linear feet of elevated boardwalk,1,800 linear feet of Guardrail, and improvements to existing pullouts along Lotus Road. There are currently funds for the planning, environmental, design, and right of way phases of the project. Future construction funds are being pursued.

Henningsen/ Lotus Road Map Public Input during Planning Process

Opportunities for public input on this project will be provided throughout the planning and environmental process.  For more information about the Hennginsen/ Lotus Class I Multi-Use Project including updates, status, schedule, etc., refer to this project website. 

What's New

Updates & Presentations

  • Town Hall Meeting presented by District IV Supervisor, Lori Parlin, DOT Director, Rafael Martinez, and EDCTC Executive Director, Woodrow Deloria on January 17, 2024 at the Gold Trail Grange: Video link
  • Public Meeting with the Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee on November 2, 2023
  • PowerPoint Slides from the November 2, 2023 Meeting - Posted 11/03/2023
  • Public Meeting with the Parks and Recreation Commission on June 15, 2023
  • Public Meeting with the Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee on April 6, 2023: This project was discussed during item #2 on the agenda.
  • Town Hall Meeting on May 12, 2022: PowerPoint Slides from this meeting

Project Schedule

Planning /Environmental 2023 - 2024
Preliminary Engineering / Design 2023 - 2024
Right of Way 2024 - 2025
Construction 2025 - 2026*
 Project Completion 2026 - 2027*
*Pending project funding and construction clearances

Online Form: Comment Form

Email: dotengineering@edcgov.us
Phone: (530) 621-5900
Fax: (530) 626-0387
Mail: El Dorado County
Department of Transportation
Attn: Trail Project Coordinator
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667