Paving project comes to smooth finish |

Paving project comes to smooth finish

Nevada City has 5,091 tons of fresh asphalt on portions of 22 city streets after a weeklong repaving project, Public Works Director Verne Taylor said Thursday.

Taylor said the city wound up spending $510,000 for the Measure S paving project rather than the $450,000 budgeted this year – even though the program added one additional street, Solaro Drive, which goes through Pioneer Park.

“We had more than $600,000 in the pot in Measure S funds,” he said.

Measure S, which two-thirds of voters approved in November 2006, 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 town.

In 2007, the first year Measure S funds were used for road repairs, the city spent $366,000 on 12 streets.

Teichert Construction of Roseville was the contractor for the project. Taylor said construction crews enjoyed working in Nevada City.

“They said this is the first time they worked in a community where people would stop and thank them for the paving,” he said.

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

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