City inundated with traffic |

City inundated with traffic

Anyone who has tried to navigate the intersections of Brunswick-Nevada City Highway or East Main-Idaho Maryland at 4 p.m. on a Friday will appreciate the actions of Councilman Steve Enos and the Grass Valley City Council in putting the proposed 42,300-square-foot Chapa-de medical building on hold until an environmental impact report on possible traffic impacts is prepared.

Councilman Enos filed an appeal when the Grass Valley Planning Commission approved the project. After his appeal, the city had an independent traffic engineer review the applicant’s traffic study. The review said the traffic study was clearly inadequate and the project would result in significant impacts to a number of intersections along East Main Street.

The City Council action to require the additional review was about traffic, not about stopping the Chapa-de medical facility. Increased medical care for our community is a good thing and needed. But we must make sure the impacts of proposed developments are identified and reviewed thoroughly.

Grass Valley is inundated in traffic and it’s getting worse every day. Now is the time to hit the pause button on development until we have a new plan for managing our traffic issues.

Pat Wynne

Grass Valley

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