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August 18, 2013
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Action, not another ‘safety study,’ is needed to make Highway 50 safer

As a Mound House resident, I wanted to thank Cathy Rigby for expressing my opinion regarding placing the blame for the deaths on Highway 50 on “bad drivers.” Slowing drivers down or asking them to pay more attention isn’t the only fix.

I personally have attended many public meetings in Mound House and at NDOT regarding the Highway 50 Corridor project. NDOT promised work would begin in 2012 to improve safety. Recently I was informed this project is dead, mostly because the person who was spearheading this has retired. Further, NDOT is getting ready to start a new “safety study,” yet if you go on their website you can see that a safety study was conducted in 2007. Guess what? Same old problems needing the same old solutions. Now it will be at least 2015 before any work will begin. I was assured that this new safety study will be better than the last. Really? Sounds like a waste of taxpayer dollars and a away to postpone taking care of the problem.

Highway dividers similar to those on Dayton Hill would help save lives on Dump Hill. NHP and the Carson City and Lyon County sheriff’s offices are to be praised for stepping up their controls. But NDOT needs to get something done to improve the safety in this area. At least build a bypass road for when the road is closed due to another fatality. It’s time to quit the studies and talking and start taking action.

Melinda Cash

Mound House

Why can’t 150th anniversary plate be made at Nevada State Prison?

No Nevada State Museum at Nevada State Prison. Why? License plates department — made by inmates!

But our beautiful 150th year of statehood license plates can’t be made there?

Judy Migan


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