Letters to the Editor for May 4, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Letters to the Editor for May 4, 2019

Common sense, safety lacking for Carson City’s road planning

Why is narrowing the only smooth four-lane highway, or street, in Carson City, Nevada’s capital, sensible? Changing four busy lanes to two from the Fandango Casino, south to Highway 50 to the Lake Tahoe turnoff, is a dangerous, moneywasting plan! Presently, directly above said casino, 375-plus apartment-condos are being constructed. Obviously, more congested traffic must use the planned two-lane narrowed street. Our Carson City streets are badly in need of repairs: Main Carson Street and most side streets are pothole-laden, a sad introduction to our capital city. “Explanation” for lane reduction? Pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes are needed! Where are common sense and safety? Again, minority rules, not majority.

Robert Hite

Carson City