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Date Published: 2014-05-27

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Mt. Rose Improvement Project to Start June 2

Story Text:

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.