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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – September 5, 1919

Thursday, September 5th, 2019


Doyle California around 1915 from the California State Library

Survey Completed On Susanville Road
September 5, 1919

Division Engineer Bradford of the California highway commission has just completed the preliminary survey of the proposed state road from Susanville, Lassen County; to the Nevada state line, which, under a recent agreement, is to be built jointly by the state and Lassen County.

The report discloses that the funds available for this section of road, some $360,000, are inadequate, and that if the whole road is built it must be in an inferior manner. The other alternative is to expand the bulk of the funds upon a portion of the road, constructing a standard paved highway as far as the money will permit.

The commission has detailed Engineer Bedford to go at once to Susanville and explain the matter to the board of supervisors of Lassen County to ascertain the wishes of the members of the board and of the people of the county.

Should the supervisors of Lassen County give their approval, the highway commission will proceed at once to grade and pave with concrete a section of road at least twenty miles in length. Under this plan, the improvement would start at the town of Susanville and proceed in the direction of the Nevada state line.

The highway commission is unable to state when or from what funds the road would be eventually completed.


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