With Carson City's attention focused on the bypass controversy, little attention has been paid to nine other capital area projects in the state transportation budget for next year.
While most of them are relatively small, they total nearly $5 million worth of road work and include restriping South Carson Street. For a cost of $975,000, the striping will turn Carson Street from four into six lanes from Highway 50 south of town north to Stewart Street.
In addition, State Route 28 from the Carson-Douglas line to the Carson-Washoe line at Lake Tahoe will get $300,000 worth of off-road parking and erosion control improvements in fiscal year 2001.
The most expensive on the list is $1.18 million for resurfacing and restructuring a short stretch of East College Parkway from Table Rock Drive to Airport Road.
Another $1 million will reconstruct truck escape ramps on Highway 50 West near Spooner Summit.
About seven-tenths of a mile of Highway 50 East from Flint Drive to the Lyon County line will get resurfaced for $990,000. A number of state roads in Carson City will get work to reduce water flow problems for a total of $400,000. In addition, there are several small projects including sidewalk construction on part of Stewart Street and along Carson Street near Fairview Drive as well as a new seal coat on Carson River Road near Edmonds Drive - each for less than $40,000.
In addition to those projects, the fiscal 2002 budget includes $3 million to replace the bridge on Carson River Road.