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Mitigation fee increase may be considered

By August, Nevada County transportation leaders could recommend increasing new construction mitigation fees. The fees help pay for regional transportation projects such as the planned Idaho-Maryland Road and East Main Street roundabout.

Consultants hired by the Nevada County Transportation Commission have worked on updating the fee structure and the specific locations where new construction would create traffic troubles since November. Next Wednesday, consultants will brief the commission on their work and remaining issues.

The commission has collected more than $1.4 million in mitigation fees since the funding mechanism was implemented in 2001, said Dan Landon, the commission’s executive director.



“There’s been a significant cost increase in (road) construction,” Landon said of recent challenges. He added that an updated fee structure would help fund needed improvements.

Grass Valley, Nevada City and Nevada County governments subsequently would need to approve any changes to the mitigation fee structure.




The commission meets at 9 a.m. June 13 in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave.

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To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@the union.com or call 477-4234.


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