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Date Published: 2013-08-20

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Guardrail Repair, Shoulder Work Prompt Restrictions on U.S. 93

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will initiate lane restrictions through the latter part of the week on U.S. 93 northbound near the Railroad Pass Casino. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a truck carrying ice cream hit guardrail on Sunday morning and went off the road. In order initiate repairs, NDOT crews will shut down one of the U.S. 93 northbound lanes from 7 a.m. to noon today and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Additional restrictions may last through Thursday, depending on the pace of completing repairs. The repair work includes hauling in dirt to repair the shoulder area and replacing guardrail.

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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.