By Heidi Bunch
Mina residents are enduring construction work on their main drag as Nevada Department of Transportation contractor, V&C Construction, Inc. have begun the work of removing and replacing the aging sidewalks from Sixth Street to Eleventh Street in that town allowing for the replacement of sidewalks and installation of new signage.
This pedestrian project has a cost of $460,000 paid for out of state gas tax. The new sidewalks will allow pedestrians to use the new walking path more safely as it is ADA compliant with curb ramps.
The NDOT has released their 2019 draft work program which are transportation projects utilizing federal highway funds, state gas tax or local funds.
The following are listed for Mineral County, though not all are currently funded: A Street and 9th Street shared use path installation; bicycle and pedestrian improvements for Hawthorne, a cost of $956,000; State Route 359 ADA improvements; State Route 359 sound walls; State Route 359 remove and replace culverts, a cost of $3,089,000; State Route 362/US 95 Bypass speed limit reduction; State Route 362/US 95 pedestrian improvements at Hawthorne Bypass, a cost of $782,896; US 6 chip seal west of Coaldale, a cost of $361,574; US 6 shoulder widening and slope flattening (listed as a future project on the NDOT website); US 95 chip seal in the Walker Lake State Recreation area, for a cost of $257,272; US 95 seal with fog for Walker Lake, for a cost of $342,615; US 95 install ITS package near Walker Lake; US 95 install passing lanes near Mina and Luning; US 95 Mina speed control facilities; US 95 remove and replace CMP facilities north of Luning, for a cost of $5,000,000; US 95 shoulder paving; US 95 westbound RWIS system with CCTV and radar, for a cost of $190,000; US 95 at Cliff House Road at Walker Lake widening and turn pockets, a future project; chip seal with fog for a cost $299,645 and chip seal with fog for a cost of $405,981.
Not all projects are currently funded. Some of the funding sources come from local, state and federal funding.