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Brushing Improves Road Safety Reduces Flooding

In order to improve safety around Nevada County roads, the Road Maintenance Division is responsible for trimming, clearing and removing plant growth that encroaches on the roadways. County Public Works Director, Steve Castleberry, says that this year the county cleared more growth and debris than usual.
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The county maintains 560 miles of roads, but not all 560 need to be brushed each year. Castleberry says that brushing provides a number of benefits for county residents.
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Brushing also provides an opportunity to clear road drains of debris which reduces the chances of flooding during wet weather.
The road brushing is funded with gas tax generated revenues. The work is performed by County crews supplemented with CALFIRE supervised Washington Ridge Camp crews.

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