September 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada highway officials are trying to
negotiate deals with cities and counties for road ownership and
But the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports so far there have been no takers.
Deputy Transportation Director Scott Rawlins told the state Transportation Board on Monday that there has been "zero interest" in his agency's offer to give counties and cities 903 miles of state-owned and maintained roads.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is chairman of the Transportation Board, asked the agency to keep trying.
But local governments are reluctant.
Last year the Transportation Department spent $14.5 million to
maintain those highways. The agency would be turning the ownership
of the roads, and everything that entails including all future repairs and maintenance, to the local governments.
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