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Minden, Genoa talk traffic

Residents of Wildrose Drive in Minden and Kinsey Way in Genoa are seeking help from their respective town boards to limit the traffic through their neighborhoods.

Kinsey Way often serves as a bypass around downtown Genoa when an event has closed the intersection of Genoa Lane and Main Street.

Meanwhile, about 1,000 cars a day are using Wildrose to avoid traffic on Highway 395, including the school zone in front of Carson Valley Middle School.

Complicating Wildrose neighbors’ issues is that the speed limit goes up on the street between Gardnerville and Minden.

Gardnerville has a 15 mph speed limit, while Minden has a 25 mph limit.

According to traffic reports conducted during July, 360 vehicles a day travel on Wildrose heading south. About 9 percent of those vehicles were traveling faster than the speed limit, with one recorded speed of 60 mph during the month.

While there were an average of 657 vehicles traveling north on Wildrose a day, the maximum speed was far slower at 34 mph. The average number of violations was down around 3 percent, according to a traffic study conducted by the town.

The Minden Town Board is scheduled today to discuss whether to seek a stop sign, or reduced speed limit, to help slow down speeders.

The town requires county approval of either measure.

On Kinsey, Genoans are discussing purchasing and installing temporary speed bumps on Kinsey Way during Candy Dance, and permanent traffic calming measures down the road.

Genoans met 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Minden meets 5:30 p.m. tonight at the CVIC Hall.

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 3, 2014 08:29AM Published Sep 3, 2014 08:29AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.