Forum tackles Nevada City traffic issues |

Forum tackles Nevada City traffic issues

Although traffic in Nevada City may not compare to hours-long jams in the Bay Area, it remains problematic due to the unique nature of Nevada County ” its narrow roads, steep topography and emphasis on historical preservation, traffic experts explained at a public transportation forum Wednesday’s.

Solutions are not impossible but they are expensive and complex, the five panelists ” Nevada City Mayor Conley Weaver, Nevada County Interim Planning Director Randy Wilson, Nevada County Senior Transportation Engineer John Rumsey, Dan Landon, Nevada County Transportation Commission Executive Director and Caltrans regional representative Tom Brannon ” told the 25 residents assembled in the Nevada City Council Chambers Wednesday evening.

Sponsored by The Union and KNCO, the forum aired residents’ concerns about traffic and provided experts an opportunity to explain planned improvements and the many obstacles they face.

Nevada City Mayor Conley Weaver emphasized the city’s primary concern remains finding a way to route traffic around the clogged city.

That may not happen in the near future, traffic experts explained, due to the unfeasibility of purchasing right-of-ways and the challenging topography.

Experts also addressed plans for Boulder Street, Dorsey Interchange, the intersection of highways 49 and 20 and the Brunswick Basin.

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