Past Headlines October 6 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Headlines October 6

Headlines from a year ago:

More freeway preparation work to come

Work begins Saturday on changes to Fairview Drive

Work to relocate water and sewer lines now in the planned path of the Carson City Freeway will cost the city more than $4 million.

The Board of Supervisors approved agreements with the state Thursday to move utility lines away from the future path of the freeway. The city will be contributing up to $50 million to the entire freeway project, said Andrew Burnham, the city’s development services director.

Transportation department seeks nearly $1.4 billion

The Nevada Department of Transportation is asking the governor and Legislature for a two-year budget of $1.38 billion.

Deputy Director Robert Chisel told the transportation board, headed by Gov. Kenny Guinn, that two-thirds of the total goes directly into construction of badly needed road, bridge and highway projects throughout the state.

Update: The 2007 Legislature in June approved nearly $2 billion to pay for construction of major highway projects.