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Date Published: 2013-12-19

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Kyle Canyon Improvements Project on Two-Week Hiatus

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LAS VEGAS - There will be no work on the Kyle Canyon Widening and Improvements Project in Mount Charleston from Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. Work will resume in the morning on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. When work resumes, the following will occur on Kyle Canyon: Shoulder widening and excavation work on the eastbound and westbound sides from Milepost 10 to the intersection of U.S. 95 and Kyle Canyon Road. Weather permitting, crews will also continue work on a box culvert. There will be a one-lane closure with flagger(s) and a pilot car from Milepost 10 to Milepost 18. In addition, the westbound shoulder will be closed with a barrier at Milepost 11 for work on the box culver. The shoulder will be closed from Milepost 10 to Milepost 18 to continue widening work on the road.

The widening and improvements project is part of a collaborative, multi-agency effort funded and supported by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The project includes adding approximately 17 miles of road shoulder/bike lanes and two roundabouts to Kyle Canyon Road an additional roundabout to Lee Canyon Road to improve access near developed recreation sites. During construction, travel will be reduced to one lane of traffic and delays are expected. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly. The initial work involves clearing and grubbing operations. The project is expected to finish in late 2014.

A scenic byway maintained by NDOT, Kyle Canyon Road is an important transportation corridor for approximately 400 residents in Mount Charleston, Rainbow and Echo subdivisions and businesses in upper Kyle Canyon. This road is also a designated Forest Highway, serving as a primary access route for visitors to the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area managed by USFS as well as the Red Rock Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Funding and support for this project comes from several agencies and construction will be overseen by the FHWA.

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 511. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow the department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To assist with travel decisions based on road conditions, you can view Las Vegas traffic cameras at LV Cameras.

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 NDOT's WebsiteLas Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors' board and run by senior staff. Visit  for more information.