July 17, 2017 – Nevada County road crews have been able to make good progress addressing January and February storm damage; however, there are still several locations throughout the County still requiring repair. Locations have been prioritized focusing on slide and washout locations first such as Brunswick Road, Pleasant Valley Road and Donner Pass Road. Repairs will continue through the fall months as staff continues to work with Caltrans and FEMA for reimbursement and approval to proceed with the repairs.
Meanwhile, many regular maintenance activities have been delayed as crews focus efforts on storm damage repairs. Dust suppression, ditch cleaning and other maintenance activities will occur but likely later in the year than usual. We appreciate your understanding this year as we continue to feel the effects of the atmospheric rain events from earlier in the year and the decrease in Gas Tax funding that has not allowed us to hire our usual temporary summer help.
On the brighter side, Nevada County roads fared much better than most counties in California and funding projections for the next 10 years are looking up for our roads with the recent passing of the Roads Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA).
In addition, other funding sources have allowed the County to have a record number of projects under construction this summer including the Penn Valley Pipeline Project, Retrac Way Bridge Replacement Project, Striping Projects, High Friction Surface Treatment Project, Emergency Vehicle Preemption Project, MicroSurface Project, Nevada City Highway Sidewalk Extension Project, Western Nevada County Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Project and smaller projects as well. For more information on this or other County road activities, please contact the County’s Department of Public Works at (530)265-1411 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nevcopwsocial