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Asbestos Discovery Stalls Roadwork

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(Carson City, NV)  —  Work on Boulder City’s highway bypass  has been delayed by the discovery of asbestos.

UNLV researchers discovered the naturally-occurring mineral late last year.

Governor Brian Sandoval, who sits on the state Transportation Board, calls it a “bombshell” for the $600 million project.

The board has allocated $400,000 for more studies, and a contract for a frontage road has been canceled.

The first phase of the bypass was scheduled to be completed by early 2018.  It’s unclear how the asbestos discovery will affect the timeline.

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