Brush clearing on Brunswick expected to slow, stop traffic |

Brush clearing on Brunswick expected to slow, stop traffic

Signs on Brunswick Road warn of delays of as much as 30 minutes for a vegetation-clearing project expected to last about two weeks.

But Nevada County roads supervisor David Keck said Thursday the actual wait time motorists might experience is no more than five minutes. At 9 a.m. Thursday, motorists were being held for about two minutes just above Brunswick Pines Road.

“We’re trying to keep delays to a minimum,” Keck said, adding traffic will be held only where the roadway is narrow.

The project is scheduled to clear brush along the busy road from Idaho-Maryland Road to Highway 174, which includes felling some trees along the way. The Public Works Department then will overlay Brunswick Road from Brunswick Pines to Woodrose Way, Keck said.

“It’s a pretty extensive project,” he said. “We have CDC (Calfire) crews out there, 16 guys with chain saws, pulling brush. It’s slow going.”

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