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July 28, 2014

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Plan to reroute main road into Tuscany Village community continues to rankle residents

Dozens of Tuscany Village residents voiced their dismay Thursday night at a proposal that would shift Mohawk Drive and increase their commute time, they say, and make access to the community more difficult.

The Henderson Development Council listened to concerned homeowners for over an hour.

Representatives from the Tuscany Village Home Owners Association continued disputing the alteration of Mohawk Drive — the main road into the neighborhood — saying that the rerouted road would increase commute time and make it more difficult and dangerous to turn left onto Lake Mead Parkway from its new intersection.

Bill Curran, the lawyer for Tuscany Village, said the alternatives that were compiled since the last meeting in early March, were not provided to him until just before the Thursday meeting.

The alternatives presented by the Cadence project will increase commuters' travel by just under a mile one way.

Mathew Driscoll, a spokesman for the Cadence project, said the next step is to make their case to the Henderson City Council. By then the results of the traffic study for the area should be complete.

Now that the development council has heard both sides of the dispute, the Henderson City Council will hear arguments May 7 and then make a ruling. The council could make a decision or ask both parties to continue to negotiate in hopes of coming to a resolution.

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