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Tillman Lane work slated for next spring

A section of Tillman Road was closed due to unsafe driving conditions.

Work on Tillman Lane in the Gardnerville Ranchos is expected to begin early next spring.

Tillman was added to a list of county road projects last spring after officials said that flooding would delay work on Mottsville Lane.

Douglas County Senior Engineer Jon Erb said the project is in the design process. The county estimates it will cost $1.7-$2 million to complete.

"The item that is taking time is improving the storm drain system, so the road doesn't continue to flood," Erb said. "Improving the storm drains will require the construction of a new detention basin across Tillman from Patricia, which requires a land exchange."

The parcel in question is owned by East Fork Fire District, along the Falke and Tillman Ditch, which transfers water from the West Fork of the Carson River north.

"Once the design is done, the improvements will include full road reconstruction from Kimmerling to Patricia, improved storm drain, upgraded ADA improvements and sidewalk repair," Erb said.

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The project is expected to be advertised for bids around the first of the year for early spring construction.

The road was hit hard by last year's flooding, but has been a source of complaints for many years.

Funding for the work will come from a bond paid for from the county's nickel gas tax.