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El Nino-Inspired Drainage Project On Hwy 49

What’s described as an emergency drainage improvement project is nearing completion on Highway 49 north of Nevada City. That’s between Old Downieville Highway and Cedarsong Road. In fact, Cal Trans spokesman Steve Nelson says if the work gets done on Tuesday, it would be a week ahead of schedule…

Click to listen to Steve Nelson

Nelson says Cal Trans found a number of deteriorating and perforated culverts…

click to listen to Steve Nelson

The project has been going on between 6am and 6pm Monday through Friday since November 11th. It also has required alternating lane closures near Shoshoni Trail Court. But Nelson says delays have seldom been more than 5 minutes for motorists.

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