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County Gets Federal Road Improvement Grants

Nevada County’s roads will be getting quite an upgrade over the next few years. Principal Engineer Joshua Pack with the county Public Works Department says that’s thanks in part to three federal grants the county has received…

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Pack says the first grant will help to make turning some sharp high-accident corners safer with what is called High Friction Surface Treatment…

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That will be done on 17 curves throughout the county with construction scheduled for 2017. The second grant is an audit of road safety signage on over 200 miles of county roads-looking to see if signs need to be installed or speed limits changed. And Pack says the third grant is for something called thermoplastic striping…

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That project, slated for next year, will improve about 30 miles of lower elevation roads, making center and edge lines easier to see, and hopefully reducing accidents where a vehicle goes off the roadway.

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