Construction update |

Construction update

Nevada City’s pocketed streets are slated to be smoothed over this summer says Bill Falconi, the town’s engineer.

Several roads are on the list, but those considered a top priority are Boulder and Adams streets. Others include Clay Street, Nevada Street, upper Coyote Street and Main Street, among others.

The city has been waiting to gather its resources before launching the paving project, which Falconi estimates will last about six weeks. A project such as Boulder Street would take about seven days, he said. It is estimated that it would cost the city between $60,000 and $75,000.

The city now has about $200,000 in its coffers for road repairs, but Falconi said he is anticipating an additional $200,000 to $300,000 from state reimbursements for the gas tax and sales tax. The city has also applied for a grant to help offset the cost of installing a recycled material – rubberized asphalt – rather than the traditional mix.

The recycled material does cost more, but might also last longer and is made from recycled tires, Falconi said.

The city road project would likely occur between June and August, weather-depending.

– Brittany Retherford

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