Progress Report: Nevada County Road Work

March 17, 2017 – With dry weather the past two weeks, County road crews have been able to make good progress addressing the January and February storm damage and other issues on Nevada County roads. In addition to numerous storm damage repairs and customer service requests, the following road work and activity is underway throughout the county.

Near Nevada City:

  • Cracking of the pavement on Mountain View Road as a result of movement due to a slide on nearby properties has stabilized with some cracks actually closing up a bit. Monitoring devices are still in place as we continue to monitor the roadway.
  • Cooper Road has limited accessibility north of Arbogast Ranch Road. Permanent repairs will not be possible until soil conditions dry out.

South of Grass Valley:

  • Construction of the Retrac Way Bridge Project at Wolf Creek will begin on March 29th, weather permitting. Affected residents will be notified. The road will remain open throughout construction, although traffic through the area will be delayed.

Near Grass Valley:

  • The significant slide on the southbound side of Brunswick Road south of East Bennett / Greenhorn remains stable. 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.
  • C&D Construction is placing a water line in Allison Ranch Road for Newmont Mine. The pipeline will transport untreated water south to a new treatment facility along Allison Ranch Road. Construction is scheduled to continue for another 2-3 weeks. Expect traffic delays of up to 10 minutes.
  • Teichert construction is starting placement of a water line in Combie Road close to the Darkhorse subdivision. Expect traffic delays of up to 10 minutes for the next 2-3 weeks.

Near Penn Valley:

  • The Penn Valley Pipeline construction project will continue near Pleasant Valley Roads intersection with Gate 1 of Lake Wildwood and the adjacent shopping center. Two-way traffic will be kept open when possible to reduce impacts, but prepare for delays. Next week, controlled traffic will continue down Pleasant Valley Road until the in-road portion of the pipeline construction reaches the Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant. Pavement restoration of Penn Valley Drive and Pleasant Valley Road is scheduled for the end of April, weather permitting.

Near the town of Washington:

  • Maybert Road is open to traffic.
  • The Maybert Road bridge deck is poured and construction work is expected to be completed next week.
  • Washington Road, where the shoulder sloughed several inches, is continuing to be monitored but repairs will have to wait until soil conditions dry out.

Near Truckee:

  • Jackson Meadows Road shows evidence of a slide west of the dam. We will have to wait until the snow melts to get a better idea of the scope of damage.

Road crews also continue to respond to local service requests. Over the past 30 days, staff has received 110 service requests 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.