Geoff Dornan

South calls for NDOT board shake up

The Galena Creek Bridge reared its head Monday as the Senate Finance Committee took up a bill to revamp the Nevada Department of Transportation Board. While sponsor Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, described the plan as replacing elected officials with an 11-member board of experts to manage Nevada’s roadways, it quickly became clear that Southern Nevadans including members of finance think the existing board has spent too much money building in the north and rural Nevada. In their eyes, I-580’s Galena Creek Bridge, a $95 million, 1,725-foot long structure soaring 320 feet above the creek, is the poster child for …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 30, 2013 10:56AM Published Apr 30, 2013 12:48AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.