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Town of Truckee Reviews SB1 Local Street and Road Improvement Project List

Post Date:05/22/2020 9:00 AM

 

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Town of Truckee Reviews SB1 Local Street and Road Improvement Project List

 

In April, the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1, which is also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. To address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation and critical safety needs on both the state and local road systems, SB 1 increases fuel excise taxes, diesel fuel sales taxes, and vehicle registration fees. 

At the May 26, 2020, meeting the Town of Truckee Town Council will review a proposal to use funds generated by SB 1 for the 2020 Paving and Drainage Project and the Coldstream Road/Donner Creek Crossing Structure Replacement Projects.

The 2020 Paving and Drainage Project would pave roadways consistent with the adopted Town of Truckee Pavement Maintenance Program (PMP). The purpose of the PMP is to evaluate the condition of paved Town roads, forecast the deterioration of those facilities, and develop a cost-effective method for maintaining acceptable roadway surfacing service levels Town-wide. The SB1 funds are proposed to be used for construction.

The existing culvert under Coldstream Road, which carries Donner Creek, is over 50 years old and is deteriorating.  The culvert has failed once causing a multi-day closure of the roadway in order to perform emergency repairs.  The proposed Coldstream Road/Donner Creek Crossing Structure Replacement Project replaces the aging corrugated metal pipe culvert with a natural bottom concrete arch culvert, which will increase flood capacity, reduce erosion, and improve fish passage. The SB1 funds are proposed to be used for construction.

Additional projects that are proposed for potential SB1 expenditures include the West River Street Site Redevelopment and West River Street Streetscape Improvement Project.

The staff report may be found on the Town of Truckee website at this link.

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