County requests Highway 49 safety improvement funds |

County requests Highway 49 safety improvement funds

Seeking even more safety on Highway 49, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will seek $15 million in federal funds for improvements on the dangerous stretch from Grass Valley to Combie Road.

The board also voted this morning to ask the federal government for $2 million for a secondary access one-third of a mile long off Greenhorn Road to Grass Valley Avenue.

The “Greenhorn Bypass” road would provide safety and extra access to the Loma Rica Industrial Park area and the Nevada County Airport.

Highway 49 improvements could include a center turning lane.

The road requests were brought to the board by Supervisor Nate Beason.

“Improvements on Highway 49 are a top priority,” Beason said.

The $15 million would be spent on planning, design and construction of the turning lane and would be obtained through Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The request for the Greenhorn Bypass will be made through Rep. John Doolittle’s office. The 1,700 foot road has been in county transportation plans since 2000

To see the whole story, see Wednesday’s edition of The Union.

For more details, see Wednesday’s edition of The Union.


To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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