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Gov. Brian Sandoval: I-580: The history - and the promise

With the much-anticipated opening this month of the new I-580 Freeway from Reno to Washoe Valley, traveling between our state capital and Reno is changing in many significant and safer ways. As the Nevada Department of Transportation readies the freeway for vehicles, I thought it appropriate to look at the history of the freeway and how it will improve our quality of life.

A question I often hear is: "Why the freeway, and why was it constructed on the side of a mountain?"

First, discussions of an interstate freeway connecting Carson City to Reno date back to the 1960s. The …

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