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Date Published: 2013-08-26

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: State Route 157 Only Accessible to Mount Charleston Residents

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 157 for Mount Charleston residents only. In the roughly 1,000-foot area damaged by Sunday's flash floods (around Milepost 18), NDOT has converted SR157 into a one-lane roadway with flaggers and the Nevada Highway Patrol directing traffic. NHP officers are also stationed at the junction of U.S. 95 and SR157. NDOT maintenance crews will be on scene throughout the week repairing the damage. Though NDOT expects to reopen SR157 on Thursday, inclement weather could delay the reopening date. The public can still access Mount Charleston by using SR156.

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.

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.