Measure N road work starts this week on Catherine Lane |

Measure N road work starts this week on Catherine Lane

Dave Brooksher
Staff Writer

The city of Grass Valley will start work this week on the first road maintenance project funded by the Measure N sales tax.

Contractors will resurface all of Catherine Lane, including the loop, as well as Presley Way, which runs between Catherine Lane and East Main Street. The project went to bid in June, and was awarded to Vintage Paving for a low bid of $127,659 in July.

Vintage Paving is based in Winters.

"They'll be doing some crack filling and patch paving, and then finishing the projects off potentially next week, depending on availability of materials," said Tim Kiser, Grass Valley's director of public works.

Traffic control, grinding, paving, slurry sealing and striping improvements will also be included in the scope of work.

The next road maintenance project funded by Measure N will be the Sutton Way Rehabilitation Project, which will involve resurfacing Sutton from Dorsey Drive to Hospitality House.

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"That's scheduled to go to bid Aug. 26, and then go into construction this fall," Kiser said.

The project will address striping, traffic control, paving, replacing curb ramps and improving drainage. The total cost of the Sutton Way Pavement Rehabilitation project is currently estimated at $550,000, also funded by sales tax dollars.

Measure N was a 0.5 percent sales tax passed with 66 percent voter support in 2012. In Fiscal Year 2014/15 it is expected to generate 45 percent of the city's general fund revenues, an estimated $4.4 million.

To contact staff writer Dave Brooksher, send emails to or call 530-477-4230.

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