Philosopher Camus wrote “Always go too far, because that’s where you will find the truth.”
Regional Transportation Commission June 16
Updates from the City of Ely projects
Dave Berky , Street department will be increasing road work to be completed this year. Included are Winter Road and the whole Terrace area, 15th behind the Hospital ,Mountain View , 16th, Park Ave and Ave I all are to receive a micro seal coat to extend the life of the road by 10 years. The estimates came in lower than expected, so we are able to cover more roads. Works starts in July.
Murry Street project should start at the end of this month. We will not be able to start the asphalt this year, but will take care of the pipes, we will have to live with dirt filled trenches for a while.
Bill Miller, County Road Department, Duck Creek road to be micro sealed, the mowing of weeds is to start on all county roads. (The cheat grass has grown quite high due to the rains we’ve had lately. It is extremely important to get it cut down before it dries out and we have a significant fire danger.)
Decision to increase the Public Transit budget.
Purchase of a snow truck for McGill, truck originally planned to purchase is unable to carry the weight of the snow. One with a heavier capacity axle is needed and will cost $80,000 more than planned. There is money in the county road department to cover the purchase. Purchase was approved.
NDOT (Nevada Department of Transportation
Statistics for White Pine
Aging County Drivers
19% of drivers are under 30
30% of drivers are between 30 & 50
51% are over 50
Fatal crashes are up, 2014- 0 fatalities, 2015 – 4 fatalities.
Projects being considered for White Pine –
Us 93 at SR 318 add turn lanes from Las Vegas to Ely
Change destination of 93 and 318
Bypass at McGill
Roundabout at US 6 and Future truck stop
Bypass at Hiko
Turn lanes – 11th St to Aultman / Turn lane to Great Basin / Sacramento Pass
US 50 – Road through town
Cummings Lake – Wildlife crossing / Realignment of bypass / Dam needs repair
Passing Lanes – 318 / 6 / 93
Pedestrian lanes – US 6 / US 50 – crossing for school children at Ridleys / Family Dollar and visibility of crossing at Ramada and La Quinta.
There will be a lot of road work going on in White Pine over the next few years, your patience will be strained but required.
Once again I encourage you to call the commissioners and give them your thoughts, they need it.
Laurie Carson 293-3134
Mike Coster 293-2933
Richard Howe 287-2851
Carol McKenzie 238-5384
Gary Perea 293-7356
25 – Renaissance Village open10-4 p.m.
24 – Cocktails & Cannons Boat ShowRamada Inn5-7 p.m.775-289-3720
25 – Cocktails & Cannons Race DayCave Lake1 p.m.775-289-3720
25 – Cocktails & Cannons Fireworks Show ““9 p.m.775-289-3720
25 – White Pine GymkhanaFairgrounds
28 – VFW Tuesday DinnerVFW Hall6-8 p.m.
3 – WPHS Class of 1971’s 45th Reunion
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Renaissance Village open10-4 p.m.
1 – FUN FRIDAYSculpture Park 4-7 p.m.775-289-8877
2 – Athletic Boosters BFDCounty Park5 p.m.775-296-0474
2 – Class of 1966 ReunionConvention
16 – National Speleological Society, luncheon & entertainment at County park and the unveiling of the new mural on the Park View Motel
5 – FUN FRIDAY CHILI COOKOFFSculpture Park 4-7 p.m.775-289-8877
6 – 7 ARTS in the PARK at the County Park Sat, 10-6p.m./Sun.10-4 p.m.775-293-0012
12 -13 White Pine RODDERS car show County Park Fri. Noon-6, Sat. 10-4 p.m.
18 – Chamber/Elks Lodge Dinosaur Races & Mixer 5 p.m.775-289-8877
19 – Ranch RodeoFairgrounds 10-5 p.m.