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Public input sought on visual treatments for freeway interchanges

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Carson City and members of Gardeners Reclaiming Our Waysides (GROW) group are inviting the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the proposed landscape, hardscape, visual and aesthetic treatments for the Carson City Freeway.

The informational meeting is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Sierra Room and front lobby of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William St.

The improvements are being proposed at the North Carson Street, Arrowhead Drive, and College Parkway interchanges and at the Northgate Lane, Emerson Drive and Northridge Drive/Carmine Street grade separations.

Carson City has received about $2.2 million for these improvements to the freeway corridor with $1.7 million secured through federal funding by the efforts of Sen. Harry Reid and GROW. In addition, Carson City received $500,000 through the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Community Match Program.

The design costs for the project are being funded by the Regional Transportation Commission and will be developed to meet NDOT’s U.S. 395 Landscape and Aesthetic Corridor Plan.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, learn more about the project, have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the project. A project overview presentation by the design consultant will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Project representatives will be available during the entire meeting to discuss the project with residents and answer their questions.

Comments on the project may also be submitted in writing at the meeting or by e-mail through Jan. 26 to with Carson City Freeway Landscape in the subject line. Comments can also be mailed to Vern L. Krahn, Park Planner, Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada, 89701.

For more information, call Krahn at 887-2262, Ext. 30343.