Additional county road projects slated |

Additional county road projects slated

More Nevada County road projects will get under way before Labor Day.

Work starts this month on Lime Kiln Road near the Highway 49 intersection; on Dog Bar Road from Amber Road to Lodestar Road; and on Combie Road near the Hacienda Road intersection.

Work on Lime Kiln Road will fix a sight distance problem. The county will pay to have an embankment cut down that blocks motorists’ sight on Lime Kiln near Highway 49.

Traffic will be maintained on the road during construction, expected to last 20 days and cost $70,330. Hansen Bros. Enterprises, the second low bidder, was picked to do the work. The lowest bidder withdrew its bid.

The county will also fund work to realign a 4,200-foot section of Dog Bar Road from Amber Street to Lodestar Road. Construction is expected to begin late this week.

That project is expected to take 40 days, during which there could be periodic 20-minute traffic delays.

The project will cost $650,790, the lowest bid submitted by Lorang Brothers Construction.

The county is also working on a $24,000 project to fix sight distance problems at the Combie Road and Hacienda Road intersection, which will start in one to two weeks.

Another project, the $313,000 reconstruction of Brunswick Road at Old Tunnel Road, is completed.

During the next few months, the county will also repave 16 miles of road at a cost of $1.4 million, including sections of Tyler Foote Road, Combie Road, North Bloomfield Road, Norlene Way, Dog Bar Road, Pleasant Valley Road, Empress Road, Scotts Flat Road, Kenwood Drive, Plover Way and Pine Court.

“People will see us on those roads in the next few months,” said Doug Farrell, supervising civil engineer for Nevada County.

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