Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.
Your “Interstate to Phoenix” article was very interesting. But we had to get to the seventh paragraph and beyond to see who the real beneficiaries of Interstate 11 and its Boulder City bypass are: the heavy trucks!
Sounds like once again, all motorists in Southern Nevada will pay the greatest majority of the costs for another new (or improved) highway that the heavy trucks can pound to pieces in a few years.
Do any of these plans call for a permanent truck inspection/weigh station? Where are the ones on Interstate 15 or U.S. 95 at our state borders now?
Arizona and California seem to have no problem erecting theirs.
I wonder whether our beloved Clark County commissioners have a plan to make the heavy trucks pay their fair share of the highway costs, not just the several cents on their fuel tax that trucks avoid if buying fuel in Nevada anyway. After all, they use our highways for profit.
Lastly, our county commissioners, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, and state and federal legislators should remember that not everyone who lives or works in Boulder City is in love with the bypass project.
Especially if by this new fuel tax, we are paying for the largest share of the costs.