Date Published: 2014-05-27
Contact: Meg Ragonese
Phone: (775) 888-7172
Title: Mt. Rose Improvement Project to Start June 2
Road work will take place on Mt.
Rose Highway (SR 431) as construction starts June 2 on a Nevada Department of
Transportation project to repave and enhance the highway between the Mt. Rose
junction and summit.
The approximately $10 million project by contractor Granite Construction
will repave and improve roadside drainage on Mt. Rose Highway from the
highway's base in south Reno to the Mt. Rose summit. Rumble strips will be
installed to enhance driving safety in residential areas at the base of the
highway. Safety enhancements such as nearly 18,000 linear feet of new
guardrail, as well as rock removal and mesh cover to reduce erosion-caused rock
fall on one roadside slope, will also be included.
Construction work will take place beginning
June 2, with single lane closures and delays to be expected. Construction in
the residential area at the base of the highway will take place largely during
nighttime hours, with minimal daytime work. Work will take place both night and
day from the tree line up to the summit. Construction for this season will
complete in the fall.
Motorists are asked to obey traffic controls and drive at posted
construction speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions.