by Scott Neuffer

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October 19, 2012
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County moves ahead to break Walmart median

Pending approval by the Nevada Department of Transportation, Douglas County officials are planning to bust open the now infamous Walmart median in south Gardnerville to allow left turns onto Service Drive for at least two months until the superstore opens in early January.

"We've asked Walmart to essentially move out of the way and let Douglas County take the lead on this effort," County Manager Steve Mokrohisky told commissioners Thursday.

The rescue measure of sorts will not come without some costs to taxpayers.

County Engineer Erik Nilssen estimated that a temporary median would cost about $50,000, give or take. If …

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