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Cold Springs Pony Express – Telegraph Station
Cold Springs Pony Express Parking Lot and Entrance Get New Pavement

Project: Involves constructing a paved access apron and parking lot adjacent to the Cold Springs Pony Express interpretive site, which is located just off U.S. Highway 50, approximately 132 miles east of Carson City, Nevada.

ARRA Funding Level: $210,000

Progress:

February 2, 2011: $209,747 obligated, $209,202 spent.

Contracts: $178,060 awarded to Morgan Pavement of Utah.

Jobs: Ground force numbers ranged from between 3 and 7 workers, depending on task.

Local purchases: The contractor spent more than $150,000 to acquire materials and supplies from local merchants and businesses in constructing this project.

Completed: July 2010

Benefits and Needs: The paved access apron and parking lot will provide improved public access to this historical site.

Background: The Pony Express holds a special place in the imagination and folklore of America. The "Pony" lasted only 19 months, from April 1860 to November 1861, but it quickly became a legend. The Cold Springs Pony Express Station is one of the best-preserved sites in Nevada.

Earth work for paved access apron and parking lot adjacent to the Cold Springs Pony Express interpretive site.     Laying asphalt for paved access apron and parking lot adjacent to the Cold Springs Pony Express interpretive site.
Earth work for paved access apron and parking lot          Laying asphalt for paved access apron and parking lot
adjacent to the Cold Springs Pony Express                     adjacent to the Cold Springs Pony Express
interpretive site.                                                         interpretive site.