February 24, 2017 – There has been additional damage to western Nevada County roads due to the storms this past week. Near the town of Washington, Maybert and Washington Roads have sustained additional damage and are being monitored. In Nevada City, temporary repairs on Cooper Road have provided limited accessibility by 4-wheel drive only north of Arbogast Ranch Road. Taylor Crossing Road in Grass Valley was also closed earlier this week due to excessive storm damage. The road is currently open but limited to one lane of traffic. More permanent repairs to these roadways will occur once conditions have stabilized.
In the Cascade Shores neighborhood, Mountain View Road at Pasquale Road has seen some cracking of the pavement as a result of movement due to a slide on nearby private property. Monitoring devices have been placed to determine if the slide is continuing to effect the roadway. A few homes in the area were evacuated Sunday night through Tuesday morning and the evacuation order was lifted after the situation was determined to be more localized to one area.
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In Grass Valley, the significant slide on the southbound side of Brunswick Road south of East Bennett / Greenhorn has temporarily stabilized. County staff is currently working to remove excess groundwater, which should improve conditions and allow the county to schedule the permanent repairs when weather conditions are favorable. In the interim, road crews will be installing high visibility temporary lane markers along Brunswick to improve the two-lane traffic control and visibility through this area.
Road crews have also responded to numerous other localized storm damage and emergencies, including locations on Scotts Flat Road and Willow Valley Road. Downed trees also affected traffic on Peardale Road, McCourtney Road, and North Bloomfield Road. Road crews also continue to respond to local service requests. Over the past 30 days, staff has received 131 service requests relating to storm damage. Road crews continue to monitor and respond to these and other concerns while prioritizing critical safety and accessibility issues.
For more information on this or other County road maintenance activity, please contact the County’s Department of Public Works at (530) 265-1411 or visit our Facebook page.