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Loud, dusty summer draws complaints

Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Blowing dust and dirt has got at least two Kingsbury Grade residents begging for help and wondering when the construction will end.

New water pipes and gas lines and a $1.8 million erosion control project have required digging on neighborhood streets off Kingsbury Grade.

Since May, Kingsbury General Improvement District has had contractors install water lines and do erosion control work on streets such as Chimney Rock Road, Pineridge Drive and Cottonwood Drive.

Southwest Gas has also been digging in the area so workers can install new lines.

Candi Rohr, general manager at KGID, said the roadwork should be finished by the end of July.

Southwest officials could not be reached for comment.

Rohr said the work has generated noise, traffic and dust complaints. She said changes were made to address the complaints, such as starting construction at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.

In response to the dust complaint, the district’s contractor has begun to use a water truck in an attempt to keep dust on the ground.

“I saw our contractor out today watering the dust,” Rohr said. “He’s really making an effort.”

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