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Date Published: 2012-11-19

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Mount Charleston Lane Restrictions in Effect This Week

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement road restrictions at Mount Charleston to facilitate several projects on State Route 158 (SR158). NDOT will conduct blasting operations for an excavating project that includes lengthening and adding a new overlook to the trail on SR158. NDOT will also cut into the face of the mountain on SR158 to create sightlines between oncoming traffic and the nearby parking lot, which is being expanded and widened. Lane restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.

During the restricted periods, SR158 will be closed from the Deer Creek Picnic Area to the intersection of SR156—both the picnic area and SR156 will remain open, and area residents will have access to their homes. The general public will be able to access the mountain via SR156 (Lee Canyon) and SR157 (Kyle Canyon). Residents and members of the public desirous of going from Lee Canyon to Kyle Canyon, and vice versa, will have to go down to U.S. 95 to get across the mountain. Motorists can expect long delays. A message board will be put up to alert motorists to the restrictions.

NDOT strives to provide current information about construction schedules and highway and roadway restrictions and closures. Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules. For the latest information on Nevada highway conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to Nevada 5-1-1/NV Roads. For information about NDOT projects, log on to Current Projects and Programs. You can also follow the department on Facebook, on Twitter and on YouTube.

About NDOT 

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT’s mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT’s headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors’ board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.