Muller Lane Parkway contracts would complete northern route |

Muller Lane Parkway contracts would complete northern route

All the parkway along Muller Lane Parkway has likely been built.

A series of agreements with major landowners the Park family and Mike Pegram will allow a narrower, less decorative Muller Lane. That stretch of Muller will jibe with the county’s plans to build two lanes of rural connector across the northern flank of Minden and Gardnerville.

County commissioners approved the contracts at their meeting Thanksgiving week.

When completed, Muller Lane will serve as a second route around the towns, but also will have significant development that might limit its effectiveness as a bypass.

Trucks won’t be allowed to use the route except for local deliveries.

Under the agreements, the county would be obligated to build 2.4 miles of two-lane road across Park property at an estimated cost of $10.7 million.

In exchange for committing to complete their portion of the road in six years, the landowners would like their portion also reduced to two lanes. Several portions of the road that have already been built are four lanes with a landscaped median.

Under the proposal, Park Ranch Holdings would build Muller north of Toler Lane. Carson Valley Inn owner Mike Pegram’s And Away They Go LLC would build the road from Grant Avenue north. Pegram’s Peapeg LLC would build the road from Monterra south to Park’s property.

Landowners would build nearly 5,000 feet of right of way under the agreement.

The agreement would also modify slightly the right of way of Muller Parkway across Park Cattle land so the county no longer has to reimburse the Parks for moving a slough the road would have crossed.