Thank you for the letters you sent to NDOT. They helped. This is what happened. NDOT had a directive to put rumble strips on every state highway in Nevada. Fortunately they were already aware of the special conditions of the state highway 159 through Red Rock Canyon and left it alone.
They were also advised to not put rumble strips on Mt. Charleston after our letter writing campaign, but there was a misunderstanding and rumble strips were directed from Northern Nevada to be installed all the way up Mt. Charleston on both canyons, even past the snow-line, and they were installed this spring all the way up!
Luckily, the Southern Nevada district remembered our letters and found a way to get these rumble strips removed (filled in), at least down to the snow line, and stopped them from being installed on the cut across highway as well. It is much better for the mountain’s residents, hikers, wildlife, and mountain peace, to not have rumble noises resonating all the time, and safer for cyclists as well.
We appreciate NDOT for this corrective effort on the top half of the mountain. The compromise, however, was that the centerline rumble strips be left on Kyle and Lee Canyon roads from below the snow line to the bottom. This is even more reason for the much needed bike lanes on these two popular, but hazardous cycling routes.