< Back to All News

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.
Click here to listen to Steve Castleberry

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.
Click here to listen to Steve Castleberry

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.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha