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More Forest Service Rd Funding For Nevada Co

The stormy 2016-2017 winter also caused a lot of damage to Forest Service roads in the North State. And with the severity of this winter not known yet, another 51-million dollars has been approved for the 1st Congressional District by the U.S Department of Transportation to do more repairs next year. That includes $9 million for a road that covers part of the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada County. Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Michael Woodbridge says if you linked all their roads together they would take you from San Francisco to New York…

click to listen to Michael Woodbridge

Some forest service roads have been described for a number of years as dilapidated. Woodbridge says some repairs have already been done to the most-damaged sections, especially on Bowman Road near Highway 20…

click to listen to Michael Woodbridge

In a statement, Nevada County’s Congressman, Doug LaMalfa, says crumbling roads and other infrastructure have long plagued rural California. He says Forest Service road repairs will also expand recreational opportunities for local residents, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.

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