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  • Driving Safety Message
    2011-02-25 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 There have been 21 fatalities on Nevada roads this year. Please always drive safely. NDOT encourages every motorist to always drive safely and without distractions. Please see the important driving safety tips on the driving safety section of this website.
  • I-80 Carlin Interchanges Improvement Project Begins
    2011-11-17 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 I-80 Carlin Interchanges Improvement Project Begins An improvement project to enhance the west and central Carlin Interstate 80 interchanges has begun, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced.        The project will add a westbound off-ra
  • NDOT, NHP Remind Motorists to Drive Safely in 2012
    2011-12-29 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 NDOT, NHP Remind Motorists to Drive Safely in 2012 The Nevada Departments of Public Safety and Transportation, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and partners are asking drivers to make it zero fatalities on Nevada roads in 2012 by not driving impaired, buckling up, tak
  • Mt. Charleston Winter Parking Restrictions
    2011-12-01 Damon Hodge (702) 385-6509 Mt. Charleston Winter Parking Restrictions During the winter travel season at Mount Charleston, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement and enforce parking restrictions in the area from December 2011 through March 2012. The restrictions are part of the
  • New Reno Traffic Cameras Now Available
    2011-11-01 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 New Reno Traffic Cameras Now Available Reno motorists can now view current freeway travel conditions on-line through the Nevada Department of Transportation’s new traffic cameras.        More than 20 cameras stationed along Interstate 80 and U.S. 395 through t
  • Governor, Others Remind Drivers of New Nevada Handheld Cell Phone Ban
    2011-09-30 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Governor, Others Remind Drivers of New Nevada Handheld Cell Phone Ban     GOVERNOR; OTHERS REMIND MOTORISTS   THAT TALKING/TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL IS PROHIBITED                    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval, the Nevada D
  • Nevada Launches New Zero Fatalities Traffic Safety Goal
    2011-05-06 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Nevada Launches New Zero Fatalities Traffic Safety Goal An average of 325 people have lost their life annually on Nevada roads in recent years. The Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Office of Traffic Safety and safety partners across
  • Rumble Strips to be Installed for Safety on U.S. 50/Mound House
    2011-12-08 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Rumble Strips to be Installed for Safety on U.S. 50/Mound House The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in close cooperation with Lyon County, is scheduled to install centerline rumble strips for enhanced safety on nearly 10 miles of U.S. 50 in the Mound Hou
  • I-15 Vegas Ramp Closures for New Year's Eve
    2011-12-27 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 I-15 Vegas Ramp Closures for New Year's Eve According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority roughly 314,000 people are expected to celebrate this New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip. To make the event safe and fun for everyone, the Nevada Departmen
  • I-80 Design-Build Reno Update: Beginning Oct. 24, Wells Ave to I-80 Westbound Re-opened/Sierra St to I-80 Westbound Closed
    2011-10-19 Scott Magruder (775) 888-7777 I-80 Design-Build Reno Update: Beginning Oct. 24, Wells Ave to I-80 Westbound Re-opened/Sierra St to I-80 Westbound Closed Beginning the week of Oct. 24, motorists can access I-80 westbound with the construction of a temporary on-ramp using the Wells Ave. westbo
  • West Mesquite Interchange Project November 2011 Ramp/Road Closures
    2011-11-03 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 West Mesquite Interchange Project November 2011 Ramp/Road Closures The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the City of Mesquite, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, began
  • Nightime Road Striping on I-15/Las Vegas
    2011-10-24 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 Nightime Road Striping on I-15/Las Vegas Beginning on Sunday, October 23 rd , crews will begin striping the newly paved portion of I-15. Crews will pave from Sunday the 23 rd until Wednesday the 26 th and will pick up again the following week on Monday, October
  • U.S. 93 Boulder City Area Traffic Switched to South Side of Highway for Construction
    2011-10-19 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 U.S. 93 Boulder City Area Traffic Switched to South Side of Highway for Construction Beginning early morning on Thursday the 20th, traffic on U.S. 93 will be shifted to the south side of the highway to allow crews to begin work on the north side of U.S. 93. Traffi
  • Nevada Seat Belt Usage Up; Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes Decline
    2011-10-18 Trooper Chuck Allen (775) 689-4680 Nevada Seat Belt Usage Up; Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes Decline The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently informed Nevada that the state’s 2012 fiscal year Performance Plan, Highway Safety Plan, Certification Statement and Cost Summ
  • Bridge Modernization Project Starts at US 95/I-515 and Flamingo
    2011-09-23 Damon Hodge (775) 385-6509 Bridge Modernization Project Starts at US 95/I-515 and Flamingo Beginning Sept. 25, the Nevada Department of Transportation will begin a months-long project to repair and modernize the U.S. 95/I-515 Bridge at Flamingo in the southeast part of the Las Vegas Valley. T
  • West Mesquite Interchange Project- Dec. Falcon Ridge Pkwy Closures
    2011-12-08 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 West Mesquite Interchange Project- Dec. Falcon Ridge Pkwy Closures The Nevada Department of Transportation and the City of Mesquite, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, began constru
  • Northbound I-15 Tropicana Exit in Las Vegas to Move Nov. 21
    2011-11-17 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 Northbound I-15 Tropicana Exit in Las Vegas to Move Nov. 21 Beginning Monday morning, November 21 st , drivers going northbound on I-15 wishing to exit Tropicana Ave. will have to use the newly configured Russell Rd. exit ramp. Additionally, drivers will have to e
  • U.S. 93 Boulder City Update- All Lanes Scheduled to Open Nov. 22
    2011-11-16 Michelle Booth (702) 385-6504 U.S. 93 Boulder City Update- All Lanes Scheduled to Open Nov. 22 Beginning Tuesday November 22nd, all four lanes will be open and available for use on U.S. 93 from Buchanan Blvd. to the newly constructed Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at the Hoover D
  • Proposed Improvements to Elko-Area Roads Discussed in Nov. 9 Public Meeting
    2011-10-31 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Proposed Improvements to Elko-Area Roads Discussed in Nov. 9 Public Meeting A Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Nov. 9 public meeting will provide detailed information on proposed road improvements to Idaho Street and Mountain City and Lamoille Highways.
  • New U.S. 395 Northbound Lanes Open in Reno
    2011-08-25 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 New U.S. 395 Northbound Lanes Open in Reno- Part of Northbound 395 Widening Project Good news for motorists traveling on U.S. 395 northbound from Mill Street to the Interstate 80 spaghetti bowl as several new lanes will open to traffic Friday morning, Aug. 26, accor
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