USA Parkway Progress Update

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I took a drive up Opal St the other day to take a peek at the road progress and take a couple of pictures. I’m delighted to see a little progress on this side of the hill. I see a rough idea of where the road is going to be and some activity on the 3 homes that have to be removed. I went by again today and it looks like the mobile home is ready to be towed away to it’s new location. I will add more pictures as time goes on.

USA Parkway Update

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for USA Parkway Road Extension
June 7, 2016 at 17:12

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon on the construction of the USA Parkway extension, further connecting I-80 and U.S. 50 and Lyon, Storey and Washoe counties.

Governor Brian Sandoval, Storey and Lyon County officials, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Rudy Malfabon attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

NDOT’S USA Parkway extension project will extend the parkway by more than 12 miles to reach U.S. 50 near Silver Springs, creating an approximately 18-mile-long, four-lane state roadway between Interstate 80 and U.S. 50.

The project is projected to reduce travel times by as much as 38% for those traveling between U.S. 50 and I-80.

The road will also help support regional economic development and serve as another route in the event of emergency or weather-related road closures.

In 20 years, more than 17,000 vehicles daily are anticipated to use the new segment of USA Parkway.

USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting Interstate 80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks.

“USA Parkway will continue our ongoing efforts and progress in building the necessary infrastructure for the New Nevada economy,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “USA Parkway will provide a necessary corridor that will open up Western Nevada to area development and growth and will help ease congestion for both commercial and commuter traffic.”

Improvements to the shoulders of the existing roadway, such as installing additional guardrail and relocating fire hydrants, will begin shortly. Major construction will also begin this month with removal of brush and vegetation on the future roadway alignment, as well as producing aggregate gravel that will eventually form the foundation of the roadway. During construction, only local business traffic will be allowed south of Sydney Way, the last major interchange on State Route 439/USA Parkway. While much of the construction will not impact motorists, drivers can anticipate minor travel delays on U.S. 50 in the Silver Springs area next year during construction of a traffic roundabout intersection connecting the USA Parkway and U.S. 50.

Originally slated for completion in 2019, the USA Parkway extension is being fast-tracked using the design-build method of construction and is scheduled to open to traffic by late 2017. Design-build construction brings the final design and construction of a project together in one construction contract, often providing enhanced project innovation, collaboration and value. Ames Construction was selected as the contractor for the project in January, with a $75.9 million construction bid that was two million lower than the next runner-up.

“We’re dedicated to providing a transportation system that keeps Nevadans safe and connected,” explained NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. “By enhancing safety and reducing travel times and associated vehicle use and emissions, the societal benefits of extending the USA Parkway are projected at more than $600 million for the first 20 years.”

Project information is available at www.usaparkway.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.

(Nevada Department of Transportation contributed to this report.)

News from the airport

Lyon County, NevadaLiked
May 5 at 10:05am ·
SILVER SPRINGS AIRPORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE

County Manager Jeff Page reported to the Board of Commissioners that his office is taking over the supervision and administration of the Airport Master Plan process.

He explained that Lyon County will conduct a number of Community Workshops over the course of the next several months and take input from the public, stakeholders, developers and property owners. Please keep an eye on our web site and Facebook page for dates and times

More Jobs Near Silver Springs, NV

Press Release
For Immediate Release: February 18, 2016
Gateway Commerce Center and Intermodal Rail Yard
to Move Forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties
WATCO Companies Set to Partner on Rail Center
Carson City, Nevada – Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Gateway Commerce Center LLC and Watco Companies, LLC (Watco) today announced that a new and long awaited rail center and industrial park is set to move forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties. Watco will partner with GWCC to build an Intermodal Rail Center as part of the larger industrial park development.
The Gateway Commerce Center project is a phased 2,000 acre development located in both Churchill and Lyon Counties near Hazen, Nevada on U.S. Highway 50 Alternate. When completed, the park’s Intermodal Rail Center will provide direct rail access enabling the development’s occupants, as well as business throughout northern Nevada, to ship to and from locations across North America and to access major sea ports for global trade. The park will provide a major logistics center that is unparalleled in the State of Nevada, once again moving Northern Nevada to the forefront of economic growth within the Western United States.
“The addition of the Gateway Commerce Center is an exciting addition as we work to place Nevada at the top of the list for companies seeking the best expansion location in the West,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “The rail center will help enhance Nevada’s existing transportation infrastructure and will offer an additional option for cost-effective logistics.”
Watco, Gateway Commerce Center’s partner for the rail aspect of the park, is a transportation company providing transportation, terminal, port services solutions and mechanical repair operations for customers throughout North America and Australia. The Pittsburg, Kansas based enterprise is one of the Nation’s largest short rail companies, operating 35 short line railroads with over 4,700 miles of track. Watco’s Terminal and Port Services division currently manages 55 terminals, 29 switching locations, 9 warehouses and 2 port locations
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Gateway Commerce Center, LLC on this important project,” said Rob Thrall, VP of Business Development of Watco Companies. “The center’s ideal geographic location and the business friendly environment of the State of Nevada are a winning combination for the successful marketability of the park, as the development progresses.”
Gateway Commerce Center will enjoy many advantages, including a dual served mainline rail accessible industrial park located near the junction of I-80, U.S. 50 and U.S. 95. In addition, the site is within a Class 3 Waste Disposal Zoning area making it capable of hosting major recyclers and other industrial operations requiring this type of zoning and who are dependent on major rail services. Class 3 Waste Disposal zoning combined with mainline rail is only currently available at two sites in the U.S., one in Texas and another in Oklahoma.
“The recent economic activity in Northern Nevada demonstrates the need for a development such as the Gateway Commerce Center,” said William Rose, Principal of Gateway Commerce Center, LLC. “This project has been in the works for years, and we are happy that the timing is finally right and that everything is lining up perfectly.”
“Once again, the Sierra Region of Nevada is proving to be the best bet in the West,” said Robert Hooper, Executive Director of Northern Nevada Development Authority. “The addition of the Gateway Commerce Center is a major game changer, not only for Lyon and Churchill Counties and the State of Nevada, but for the entire West Coast.”
NNDA has assisted the Gateway Commerce Center developers for over three years and continues to coordinate the process with the direct support and involvement of Churchill County, Lyon County and the City of Fernley.
Ed McKechnie, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Watco Companies, will be speaking at NNDA’s monthly breakfast event on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at the Carson Nugget from 7:00am to 8:30am. Mr. McKechnie will discuss Watco’s interest in the Gateway Commerce Center project, the future of rail transportation in the United States, and the role Northern Nevada will play as a growing industrial hub. For more information and to register for the event, visit

Northern Nevada Development Authority |
NNDA is the recognized Economic Development Authority for the Sierra Region of Nevada which is comprised of Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Lyon County and the Comstock District. The agency is a non-profit organization…
WWW.NNDA.ORG

USA Parkway Update

Good Morning from Silver Springs,

The following is a press release copied directly from the Nevada DOT website. I hope that this will help to both dispel rumors and reassure doubters. Tesla fever has infected many of us out here in Lyon County with good reason. The combination of projects such as Tesla’s battery factory, the USA Parkway completion, and others stand to be the salvation to our local economy that many of us have been hoping for. I, for one, am looking forward to what I see to be a bright future.

 

Aidan

 

Date Published: 1/11/2016

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Nevada State Transportation Board Names Ames Construction As Contractor for USA Parkway Extension Project

Story Text:

     CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada State Board of Transportation today approved Ames Construction, Inc. as the contractor to construct the USA Parkway extension connecting Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 in Storey and Lyon counties.

The Nevada Department of Transportation presented the contractor recommendation to the State Transportation Board last month, with the board’s final review and approval of a contract scheduled at today’s board meeting.

Ames Construction was determined to be the best value proposer following a review of both the technical and price proposals submitted by four short-listed proposers. The company proposed the lowest price of approximately $75.9 million, two million lower than the next runner-up, and the second lowest technical score. Ames Construction also proposed a construction schedule of 606 working days, approximately a month shorter than the next shortest timeframe and months prior to original engineering estimates.

“USA Parkway will continue our ongoing efforts and progress in building the necessary infrastructure for the New Nevada economy,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “USA Parkway will provide a necessary corridor that will open up Western Nevada to area development and growth and will help ease congestion for both commercial and commuter traffic.”

“We’re dedicated to providing a transportation system that keeps Nevadans safe and connected,” explained NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. “Ames’ proposal not only completes the project in a quicker timeframe, but at a lesser cost.”

With offices in Carlin, Nevada, as well as California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Minnesota, Ames is a leading heavy civil contractor with over $4 billion in design-build projects delivered nationally in the last decade. The company has been performing highway construction work since the early 1970s.

Originally slated for completion in 2019, the USA Parkway extension is being fast-tracked using the design-build method of construction. Design-build construction brings the final design and construction of a project together in one construction contract, often providing enhanced project innovation, collaboration and value. Project construction will begin in early 2016, with the parkway scheduled to open to traffic by late 2017.

The USA Parkway was originally a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting Interstate 80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks. The project will extend the Parkway by more than 12 miles to reach U.S. 50 near Silver Springs, creating an approximately 18-mile-long, four-lane state roadway between Interstate 80 and U.S. 50. The new roadway will further link the greater Reno/Sparks and Fernley/Fallon areas with the U.S. 50 Silver Springs corridor, enhancing regional mobility and creating an additional route for commuter, freight and other traffic. The road will also help support regional economic development and serve as another route in the event of emergency or weather-related road closures. The project is projected to reduce travel times by as much as 38% for those traveling between U.S. 50 and I-80. Project information is available at www.usaparkway.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.

Pardon the Dust

WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!!!!

As with everything new, my site is currently in the construction phase and things are a little bit dusty. I hope that everyone will bear with me while I hammer out my details and get my designs nailed down. By the time I’m done I hope to have a new home to be proud of so that you can find YOUR new home a little easier.

Check back regularly and check my progress.

 

See Ya Soon,

 

Aidan