From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about some road construction going on in town.
Linda wrote in asking why construction crews are working on Vassar Street? She says they've torn it up a number of times in recent memory and she wonders why they're at it again?
This is an issue we are very familiar with. Our station is located on Vassar Street. According to the city of Reno a permit was issued for some utility work. The city told us it is a private business that is having the utility work done to accomodate an expansion project.
As far as past work on the road here's what I found:
In 1998 the city did some sealing and surface treatment to the road between Kietzke and Terminal Way.
In 2007 they did what they call a surface resealing on the same stretch.
In 2009 the city did some surface treatment and reconstruction but that was down further between Terminal and Telegraph, so that was a different stretch of road.
So those are the projects that have been done, all using fuel tax dollars to keep the road in shape. And again it is a private business doing the work this time around. They should be done in the next week (middle of November).