by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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August 2, 2012
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Governor dedicates new freeway

Gov. Brian Sandoval and a host of elected officials and dignitaries joined in dedicating the new I-580 freeway connecting the capital to Reno today, although motorists won't get to drive on the 8.4-mile stretch of new roadway until mid-August.

The final piece of freeway linking the two communities cost about $575 million when all costs, including right-of-way acquisition, are counted, and was begun nearly nine years ago during the term of the late-Gov. Kenny Guinn. Ninety percent of the project cost was paid for with federal funds. Planning for the stretch of freeway dates back several decades.

Sandoval and daughter …

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