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Date Published: 2014-07-24

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Mt. Rose Highway Construction Temporarily Suspended for Easier Hot August Night/Events Travel

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation will temporarily suspend major construction work on the Mt. Rose Highway and other state road projects during Hot August Nights and Reno-Tahoe Open events for easier travel.


      No construction-related lane closures will take place between the evening of Friday, July 25 and the morning of Monday, Aug. 4 on NDOT's Mt. Rose Highway project. Work on NDOT's other major projects in the area will also be suspended during various times throughout the last week of July for Hot August Nights.


     "Our top priority is the safety and mobility of our state roads," NDOT District Engineer Thor Dyson explained. "These events are so vital to the Reno-Tahoe area, and this temporary construction shutdown is another way we strive to make travel through our projects as easy as possible for residents and visitors. Drivers will still see construction equipment staged near the road in project areas, and we encourage motorists to continue to drive safely through those areas."


     NDOT also implements similar temporary construction suspensions during major holidays such as Fourth of July.


     For further information on major NDOT projects, click the "project" tab at nevadadot.com.