NUHS could get wrestling facility, new road |

NUHS could get wrestling facility, new road

A new wrestling venue and access road could be built at Nevada Union High School.

Construction on the school’s wrestling venue could start in the spring and be completed by next fall, school district officials said this week.

The venue, which is being paid for with a $1.8 million donation, will allow the school to be host to wrestling tournaments, Nevada Joint Union High School District Joe Boeckx said this week. The one-story building will also serve as a physical-education gymnasium, he said.

High school officials also want to build a two-lane connector road from the campus to Sierra College Drive to give motorists a second access. The road would alleviate traffic on Ridge Road, Boeckx said.

Boeckx and Julie Hopkins, assistant superintendent of business, could not say exactly when the road would be built. Funded by a $1.3 million state grant, the road is still being designed, they said.

The district’s board of trustees is scheduled to consider today a $18,390 contract with Nevada City Engineering Inc. to prepare the state-required documents for the road project.

That process could take five to seven months, Nevada City Engineering’s Andy Cassano said in a Feb. 11 letter to Hopkins. Today’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Nevada Union High School.

High school traffic on Ridge Road is considerable, Grass Valley Police Capt. Greg Hart said Wednesday, and is probably is a little heavier in the afternoons than in the mornings.

If a $15 million bond measure passes in the March 5 primary election, other improvements will be implemented at Nevada Union, Sierra Foothill and Bear River high schools.

School officials want to renovate buildings at Nevada Union and Sierra Foothill and construct a swimming pool and performing arts facility at Bear River.

The deadline to submit construction bids for the wrestling/multipurpose venue is March 6.

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