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County Roads in ‘Good’ Shape

If you do a lot of driving locally, you may grumble about the condition of Nevada County’s roads, but they are actually in better condition than the roads in other counties. A new state assessment says a majority of California’s 58 counties are either ‘at risk’ or ‘poor’ when it comes to pavement conditions, but Nevada County was one of only four counties that scored a ‘good’ rating. County Public Works Director Steve Castleberry says the study looks at roads in both cities and unincorporated areas…

Listen to Steve Castleberry 1

Castleberry says they do a funding source for a pavement project this summer for the unincorporated areas, which should keep the payment conditions good for a few years, but beyond that, who knows?…

Listen to Steve Castleberry 2

And, Castleberry says if you compare the roads around here to those in other cities, they stack up pretty well…

Listen to Steve Castleberry 3

The statewide assessment, which is done every other year, estimates that there is a total statewide shortfall of 78.3 billion dollars over the next ten years to bring the existing infrastructure up to date.

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