Driving You Crazy: Dirt Road Along Spencer Street

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks if Spencer Street, which is currently a dirt road between Warm Springs Road and Robindale Road, will ever be paved, widened and finished.

Officials say there are no plans to widen or pave Spencer Street. The reason is nearby residents want to keep that rural, rustic feel. Paving, widening and improving Spencer would not be consistent with the zoning and desires of homeowners.

The east side of Spencer Street is zoned as a Rural Neighborhood Preservation (RNP) area. Homeowners go through a process with the town board and other stakeholders for this designation. It must be an area that is low density, with only two homes per acre. The area also requires a lower speed limit.

The designation is intended to preserve the rural character of the area. It allows the waiver of certain off-site improvements, such as sidewalks and streetlights.

For now, the rural, rustic feel remains, and Spencer stays as a dirt road.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.


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