Nevada County Transportation Commission to hear about Highway 49 grant |

Nevada County Transportation Commission to hear about Highway 49 grant

The Nevada County Transportation Commission on Wednesday will hear about a $25 million federal grant officials hope to win for the Highway 49 corridor improvement project.

The commission meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

The project — which runs north of La Barr Meadows Road to south of the McKnight Road interchange along Highway 49 — isn’t finalized. It’s undetermined whether it would use traffic signals or roundabouts, said Dan Landon, the commission’s executive director.

“This is not a final plan,” he said. “It’s a grant application. There are still alternatives in play.”

The project, estimated to cost around $105.6 million, has a 2024 completion date, if enough funding exists.

Funding is an issue for the corridor improvement project. The transportation commission has provided $6 million. Added to that, the federal grant would provide over a quarter of the needed funds.

The commission expects to learn by September if it’s awarded the $25 million grant.

Landon said he wants to parlay funding like the federal grant into additional money.

Nevada County Transportation Plan by The Union on Scribd

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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