June 10, 2016

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SouthEast Connector Project: Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Stakeholder:

The RTC and Granite Construction encourages the public and neighboring communities to ask questions and share their concerns regarding the project. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Why is the Rosewood Lakes driving range being excavated?

The excavating work on the driving range is creating an additional flood water storage area as well as fixing a long standing issue with the driving range.  Previously, the driving range did not drain water effectively which would create a muddy environment that made it difficult to retrieve golf balls and would damage them in the process.  The driving range will be redesigned so that the land slopes gently towards the Boynton Slough, but not enough for golf balls to roll into the Slough.  Additionally, the project team has created an opportunity to construct four small practice golf holes that would be used by The First Tee of Northern Nevada. Details are still being finalized for this and will be communicated when completed.

What are the sprinklers near Pembroke Drive for?

The sprinklers adjacent to Pembroke Drive are part of a complex dewatering system that allows Granite Construction to temporarily lower the water table within the construction limits to facilitate construction in a dry, safe work environment. Part of the system design is to use the groundwater for construction purposes, such as dust control, and the excess water is to be discharged back into adjacent properties via sprinklers and recharge the overall groundwater aquifer.

The project team has worked with Washoe County Vector Control and is using mosquito dunks to avoid any issue with mosquito breeding. All work is in compliance and has been permitted through Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP).

Questions and comments can be submitted through the project website at southeastconnector.com, or you can call the project hotline at (775) 789-9853.

alertTraffic Control Update

Clean Water Way will have a temporary gravel road diversion with reduced speed limit near the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility for approximately two months beginning the week of June 13, 2016. Granite Construction will be building an equalizing drainage structure underneath the existing road that will allow excess water to drain. Signage and flaggers will alert motorists to slow down to 15 MPH and signal them to use the road diversion.

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