Bell Street Reconstruction
Bell Street is a short street between US Highway 395 and Circle Drive. The storm drain under Bell Street is deteriorated to the point it has no bottom. The Town is currently scoping the project to remove and replace the deteriorated asphalt, curb, gutter and sidewalk as well as install new sidewalk on the south side of Bell Street. The Town is working with NDOT to time construction of the storm drain replacement. It is hopeful the project will be completed in Spring of 2022.
The Project consists of reconstructing the road and installing new sidewalk ramps, survey monument, valley gutter, driveway, curb, gutter, and striping. Work will begin on April 19, 2021 and is expected to take up to thirty days to complete.
The Town of Gardnerville has put out a bid to seal the streets in and around Carson Valley Estates and Toler Lane. Work will be done by June 30, 2021. Residents will be contacted as to when, and what streets will be impacted and any parking restrictions.
Recently Completed Projects
High School Street (Maple Street) Storm Drain - February 2020
In the summer of 2020 sidewalks were constructed on High School Street between Douglas Avenue and US Highway 395. The new sidewalks allow pedestrians including middle school students to complete their walk to school without having to travel in the vehicle lanes.
US Highway 395 ADA Upgrades and Lighting Improvements
In conjunction with NDOT the Town of Gardnerville installed two “rapid flashing beacons” on US Highway 395 and the intersections of Mill Street and High School Street. When activated by push buttons the new rapid flashing beacons alert motorists of the need to yield to pedestrians. The project also updated the curb ramps to be ADA compliant and increased the capacity of the storm drains.
Read more on the Gardnerville Station History
Design of the outlet piping at the Gardnerville Station is underway. The work should begin in the 21/22 fiscal year. The outlet piping will take the runoff from Hwy 395, divert it into the tanks that were already installed at the Gardnerville Station and send it through piping under Mission Street to the Hellwinkel Channel. This will alleviate the flooding that occurs on that section of roadway.
Two electric car charging stations are being installed onsite thanks to a grant from NV Energy. The charging stations are being installed at a temporary location on the south side of the When the site work starts the charging station will be moved to their final locations and will replicate the traditional gas pumps onsite.
A 13,000 cubic foot precast concrete detention reservoir is being constructed under the future parking area at the station. NDOT will connect new storm drains to the reservoir when the highway is reconstructed in 2022. Next year the town will install outlet pipes from the station to the Martin Slough. Once the storm drain is connected and the highway is reconstructed the Town can proceed to complete the site work. The detention reservoir was paid for in large part by a Community Development Block Grant.
The Ribbon Cutting ceremony has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the near future.
The Town of Gardnerville, along with Main Street Gardnerville and the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, held the Ribbon Cutting for the Gardnerville Station on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm. Attendees enjoyed hors’ d’oeuvres & beverages as we celebrated the newly refurbished gas station that was deeded to the Town of Gardnerville by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners in 2013. It has been five years and with the help of NDEP (the Petroleum Fund) and Douglas County (grants from CDBG) we are completing the renovation of the building. Gardnerville Station is located at 1395 Hwy 395 N, corner of Mission Street and Hwy 395 N.
We have, with many thanks to McGinley & Associates and BRAMCO Construction, finished the site cleanup phase of the project. This last round of work removed the remaining known contaminated soils on the site. A total of 675 tons of material was removed from the site, well over the anticipated contamination area by almost a factor of 4. Thank you to the state staff and board of the State Petroleum Fund for all the support getting this site cleaned up.
The large station canopy between the road and the building was removed allowing the contamination to be removed under the concrete pad
The Dube` Group finished the building renovation improvement plans,which the town submitted for a building permit in April. We will be installing an underground storm water detention system allowing the highway storm water to discharge into the new Hellwinkel channel. R O Anderson Engineering is working on the flood modeling of both the channel and the "S" curve area.
The bid for building renovation went out and Simerson Construction LLC is in the process of being awarded the bid. The State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will fund the building improvements and underground storage tank needed.