Close Nevada City girl makes it her mission to make Highway 49 safer One Nevada City girl is working to make Highway 49 safer for drivers. Ananda Rochita, KXTV 11:45 PM. PST March 09, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST An 11-year-old girl from Nevada City is working to make Highway 49 safer. Her project started after two teens died a few months ago. "It was sad cause there were a lot of people dying," said Jolie Allen, Fix 49 organizer. "I just wanted to do something about it." Allen has created buttons and passed them around the community including grocery stores and gas stations. She wants the highway between Grass Valley and Auburn safer by adding a median barrier and CHP increasing patrols and speed enforcement. She said the hardest part of it all is talking to people since she's shy. Her brother, Silas Allen, created Fix 49's website. He's 13 years old. Their father, Scott Allen, says the biggest surprise is the confidence and growth he's seen in his kids. Allen plans to present her project to CalTrans, CHP, and local leaders on March 22. © 2017 KXTV-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Former teachers, coaches tell Md. woman to keep fighting after Las Vegas shooting 11 new features in IOS 11 Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Stockton woman describes experience near Las Vegas concert shooting Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas From male stripper to freeway cheerleader in Sacramento Local 11 p.m. weather: Oct. 3, 2017 City of Modesto works to keep K9 with handler's family Dog dead after beaten by bat, Fairfield police searching for suspects 2 suspects in custody after police chase in south Sacramento More Stories California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants Dec 14, 2017, 11:37 a.m. Parents of murdered Delta College baseball player… Dec 14, 2017, 4:38 p.m. FCC overturns net neutrality rules, but supporters… Dec 14, 2017, 10:13 a.m.