Ask Joe: Why more roadwork on Vassar Street?

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Updated: 11/06/2013 8:28 pm
Question:
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?

Answer:
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).
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