Nevada County lays out $3.5M roadwork plan for 2010; Truckee gets one project
Sun News Service
NEVADA COUNTY and#8212; With $3.5 million in federal highway money granted in the past few months, Nevada County will see eight road improvement projects funded in 2010.
and#8220;Weand#8217;re going to have a busy construction season,and#8221; Civil Engineer Steve Castleberry of the countyand#8217;s Department of Public Works said Tuesday. The season normally runs from March through September, he added.
Five of the projects received $2.6 million in federal stimulus funding, Castleberry said. Some of the funds will be blended with local and state highway money for the projects.
The money accepted in the past two months by the Board of Supervisors for
and#8226; $250,000 to overlay Glenshire Drive and Hirschdale Road in Truckee.
and#8226; $597,000 to widen shoulders on McCourtney Road from Indian Springs Road to Champagne Lane.
and#8226; $310,000 to build a walkway from the intersection of East Broad Street and Highway 49 to the Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.
and#8226; $900,000 to do overlays this summer on several miles each of Ridge Road in Grass Valley, Pleasant Valley Road in the Penn Valley and Tyler Foote Crossing Road on the San Juan Ridge.
and#8226; $34,000 for engineering for shoulder improvement on Lime Kiln Road.
and#8226; $650,000 to widen shoulders and improve drainage along La Barr Meadows Road and Dog Bar Road from Grass Valley to Alta Sierra Drive.
and#8226; $237,000 for a bicycle path along Penn Valley Drive from Western Gateway Park to the Pleasant Valley Road/Highway 20 intersection.
and#8226; $588,000 for a center turn lane and other improvements along Magnolia Road in southern Nevada County for better access into Lake of the Pines, Bear River High School and Cottage Hill Elementary School.
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