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Date Published: 2013-06-11

Contact: Ranya Botros

Phone: (702) 385-6504

Title: U.S. Forest Service Closes SR158

Story Text:

Las Vegas - The U.S. Forest Service has closed State Route 158 (SR158, Deer Creek Road) on Mount Charleston, as crews perform paving work north of the picnic area to SR156 (Lee Canyon Road). The road will be re-opened on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. to all traffic.

The campgrounds will remain open but are only accessible via SR157 (Kyle Canyon Road). Motorists needing to travel between SR157 (Kyle Canyon Road) and SR156 (Lee Canyon Road) are advised to use US95 as an alternate route to get across the mountain. The paving work is part of the Desert View Outlook project.

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 www.nvroads.com. For information about NDOT projects, log on to www.nevadadot.com/Projects_and_Programs/Road_Projects/Current_Projects.aspx.