Douglas County Road Funding Task Force to host public workshops Nov. 18 & 20

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations

The Road Funding Task Force was developed to help provide solutions to the County’s road funding challenges. The goal of the Task Force is to identify the most viable and appropriate sources of funding, and to gain public support for any proposed solutions.

Douglas County maintains approximately 171 miles of paved roads that have deteriorated significantly due to lack of funding. The County needs to identify approximately $4 million per year in additional funding to maintain county roads at their current level. The county is also faced with approximately $50 million in road maintenance backlogs.

The Task Force is hosting public workshops on November 18th and 20th to share information about the funding issues and to collect public feedback. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer forum.

“We are committed to solving this challenge,” said Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky. “Public engagement and support is critical to identifying and implementing the right solution.”

The workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

November 18

6-PM

Topaz Ranch Estates Volunteer Fire Station

1476 Albite Drive

Topaz

November 20

6-PM

CVIC Hall

1602 Esmeralda Avenue

Minden

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