Major repaving project in Nevada City |

Major repaving project in Nevada City

A major street repaving program in Nevada City starts today on Bridge Street and is set to end in two weeks with night work on the on- and off-ramps at Gold Flat Road and Broad Street.

Before this year’s Measure S repaving project of 21 streets is complete, City Engineer Bill Falconi estimated that 21Ú2 miles of Nevada City’s streets will be repaved this summer at a cost of about $450,000.

“Everybody gets an overlay in the end,” Falconi said Monday. “But they all have different kinds of work that needs to be done to them first.”

Teichert Construction of Roseville again will be the lead contractor for the project. Last year, the city spent $366,000 to repave 12 streets.

This year’s work begins today with a week-long project to put in a sidewalk on Bridge Street, which runs between Bonanza Market and the Nevada Theatre.

The entire street will be repaved on Wednesday, June 11, along with the store’s parking lot, which Falconi said is being paid for by the owners.

Most projects are set to start next week and take just one day when street closures can be expected.

One of the major projects next week will occur Tuesday, June 10, when crews work on Alexander, Union, Church and Court streets to get that part of town ready for the Father’s Day bicycle race in downtown Nevada City.

This summer’s repaving project is scheduled to end on Tuesday, June 17, with work on Long Street, Gold Flat Road and Broad Street, which includes closing down on- and off-ramps from Highway 49 while crews work at night.

The voter-approved Measure S allows the city to collect a half-cent sales tax for the paving program. The measure is expected to raise $7 million over 16 years to repave every city-maintained street in the community.

The city is collecting about $50,000 a month as a result of Measure S.

But officials want to maintain a cushion between what they spend and collect in case sales tax revenue declines later this year.

That’s why it is budgeting $450,000 for paving.

To contact Staff Writer Pat Butler, e-mail or call 477-4239.

Schedule for repaving projects

Bridge Street sidewalk: today through Tuesday

Old Washington Road, Nevada Street, Nihell Street: Monday, June 9

Alexander Street, Union Street, Church Street, Court Street: Tuesday, June 10

American Hill Road, Bridge Street, Mill Street, Factory Street, Cottage Street: Wednesday, June 11

Old Downieville Road, Bennett Street, Finley: Thursday, June 12

Drummond Street, Monroe: Friday, June 13

Valley Street, Searls Avenue, Gethsemane Road: Monday, June 16

Long Street, Gold Flat Road, Broad Street: Tuesday, June 17

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