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Date Published: 2013-01-10

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Sidewalk on Hoover Dam Bridge to Close for Safety Inspection

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement a rolling closure for the sidewalk on the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge (Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge) from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Jan. 15 to Jan. 18. The closure is part of a routine safety bridge inspection, which is completed on a biennial basis. The inspection will begin on the Arizona side of the bridge, prompting the closure of the Arizona side of the sidewalk. During this time, the Nevada portion of the sidewalk – or roughly half of the sidewalk – will remain open. As the inspection moves to the Nevada side of the bridge, the entire sidewalk will close. The entire sidewalk will be open for public use during off-project hours. In addition, lane restrictions coming into and leaving Nevada will be in place for the duration of the project. Traffic control devices and personnel will be in place for the duration of the project; motorists are advised to heed them.

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.