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The 49 corridor

On the top of the “To Do” list of CalTrans is the widening of Highway 49 from Combie Road to Grass Valley. It will increase the number of cars that can travel this corridor, but it will change the appearance of the highway and also encourage development in the Grass Valley area communities.

A mall or a Wal-Mart will kill our local businesses. We live on tourist dollars, and when the appearance of our communities changes, we will lose that income. We won’t be a place to go “see” anymore.

The fight that will result with trees to be cut and the houses to be razed will be horrendous. What will we gain? Another Auburn, or even Roseville. Let’s stop it before it starts. Please, this time, let’s have some foresight instead of hindsight and save the state some big bucks.



We lost our county clinic because there was no money. With the dollars to be used to widen 49, they could build us a public clinic and operate it for the next 20 years.

Chuck Carlson




Cedar Ridge


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