July 31, 2017 – ​In the coming weeks, the Nevada County Department of Public Works will be resurfacing various roads in Nevada County. A microsurface will be applied to approximately 18.3 miles of roads maintained in public road maintenance districts like County Service Areas and Permanent Road Divisions.

A microsurface, similar to a more traditional slurry seal, is a thin layer of asphaltic material that will fill in ruts and seal the roadway to help prevent water damage and prolong pavement life. Microsurfacing includes chemical additives, which allow the surface to harden without relying on the sun or heat. Microsurfacing hardens more quickly than slurry seals and works well on roads with lots or shade and/or traffic.

The project is proposed to begin on July 31, 2017 and will be completed around August 25, 2017. During construction, the contractor will post notices 72 hours in advance of any work, with specific dates and times that may impede access. One-lane traffic control will be in effect during construction, and delays are expected. Residents affected by the microsurface project have been notified in advance of the project. No major arterial or collector roads are affected by this proposed work.

For more information on this or other County road activity, please contact the County’s Department of Public Works at (530) 265-1411 or visit our Facebook page.