Silver Sage Drive reconstruction finalized

The Regional Transportation Commission on Wednesday finalized an agreement with Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to reconstruct a portion of Silver Sage Drive.

Design will begin immediately with construction scheduled to start in spring 2018.

The project consists of rebuilding the road and adding bike lanes as well as work on drainage systems, erosion control and valley gutters between Clearview Drive and Roland Street.

The $748,000 project is being paid for through the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant program that NDOT receives annually and is now allocating a portion of to Carson City.

A 5 percent match of $34,700 from the city is required.

A contract to replace some sidewalk ramps along the historic Blue Line walk in anticipation of redoing the line was awarded last week to Justin Wilson Construction.

The $95,000 project, which should be completed in May, includes improvements at Mountain and Robinson streets, Musser and Mountain streets, Phillips and Robinson streets, Robinson and Elizabeth streets, and Nevada and King streets.

As part of the work, the valley gutter that runs across Mountain Street in front of the Governor’s Mansion will be replaced.

Reconstruction of Sonoma Street between Halleck Drive and Saliman Road began this week and includes some Americans with Disabilities Act improvements.

A $1 million project to do micro-surfacing, slurry seals, and a mill and overlay on nine streets begins next month and the annual long-line striping project is on track for this summer, said Patrick Pittenger, transportation manager.

The contractor repaints center lines on roads throughout the city in the middle of the night without disrupting traffic, said Pittenger.

Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Agency, which meets before the RTC, approved the addition of four federal grants to the CAMPO improvement program, which will fund Dayton’s Carson and Colorado Railroad Depot restoration, bike and pedestrian improvements on South Carson Street, the freeway multi-use path between the linear ditch and Sonoma Street, a four county Safe Routes to School Coordinator, purchase of a new bus for the Jump Around Carson transit system and improvements to the old animal shelter for use as a transit operations facility for JAC.

A new JAC fact sheet should be online Thursday at The bus system, which had 214,000 rides last year, includes seven para-transit and seven fixed route buses.

Pittenger said sandbags residents used during recent storms can be returned to the Public Works Corporate Yard on Butti Way and the Transportation Resource Advisory Forum for Carson City, or TRAFCC, the citizen’s group now meeting quarterly, is holding a public meeting April 18, 5:30-8 p.m in the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room.


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