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Nevada County Roads Better Than Many

A new analysis of California’s local streets and roads network shows that pavement conditions across the state are in rapid decline.
However, Nevada County Public Works Director, Steve Castleberry says Nevada county isn’t quite as bad as the rest of the state.
Click here to listen to Steve Castleberry

While the Nevada County pavement condition, including Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee as well as unincorporated areas, ranks better than the state average, the local streets and roads in the County are forecast to decline in condition based on current funding levels.

Of the 560 miles of road maintained by the County:

·         219 miles (39%) are unpaved
·         210 miles (38%) don’t meet minimum fire safe standards for width
·         481 miles (86%) don’t have standard shoulder widths of 4′

These deficiencies affect the County’s personal and commercial vehicles, transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The Needs Assessment, sponsored by the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and other transportation stakeholders, looks at the condition of the statewide system and provides a comprehensive funding overview.

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