by Scott Neuffer

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September 25, 2012
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Walmart median blocks business access

Outrage is growing among businesses neighboring the new Walmart Superstore in south Gardnerville. As if the existential threat posed by the world's largest retailer weren't enough, infrastructure for the project has blocked access to a number of businesses off Service Drive.

Last week, an 880-foot median was laid along Highway 395 to create a stacking lane for a new intersection at Grant Avenue, which will be the entrance to the 152,373-square-foot store expected to open by Black Friday.

The problem is the median blocks left turns onto Service Drive. Business owners are also concerned that U-turns will not be allowed …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 26, 2012 05:17PM Published Sep 25, 2012 05:53PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.