One of the most dangerous intersections in Nevada County is slated for improvements. Nevada County Supervisors this week approved an Environmental clearance for a Brunswick- Loma Rica intersection improvement project. County Engineer Joshua Pack says 22,000 vehicles per day go through that intersection and between 2000 and 2011, 33 traffic collisions occurred resulting in 21 people injured and one fatality. A signal light is just one of the scheduled improvements.
Most people know the steep slope of Brunswick road can cause vehicles to go out of control in icy conditions. Pack says they’ve got something for that too.
The design includes intersection and corridor safety lighting to improve visibility, a closed circuit TV camera to help monitor the intersection in real time and a new northbound right-turn lane from Brunswick onto Loma Rica.
Pack says they are currently in the middle of the design phase. The $600,000 project will be funded with Federal Safety Improvement funds. Construction could begin later this summer, or next year, depending on the release date of funding.