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Date Published: 2014-06-17

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: NDOT Project to Chip Seal State Routes 445/447 Near Pyramid Lake

Story Text:

NDOT Project to Chip Seal

State Routes 445/447 Near Pyramid Lake

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin a project June 23 to chip seal State Routes 445 and 447 near Pyramid Lake to improve the highway surfaces.

State Route 445 Pyramid Highway will be resurfaced with a double chip seal between mile markers 9 and 42, from near Sunset Springs Lane/Egyptian Drive to approximately ten miles north of Sutcliffe. A chip seal will also be placed on State Route 447 from mileposts 35 to 49, halfway between Nixon and Gerlach.

The chip seal will help protect and prolong pavement life by repaving the roadway with crushed aggregate rock and asphalt. Often considered the best value for road maintenance dollar, chip seals also restore roadway friction and aesthetics.

One-way traffic with traffic controls and pilot cars will be in place to safely guide motorists through the road work zone, and delays of up to 30 minutes are to be expected during daytime hours. Motorists are advised to drive at posted construction speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions. The approximately $2.5 million project by contractor Sierra Nevada Construction is scheduled to complete in August.

 

SAFE WORK ZONE DRIVING TIPS

Always buckle up.

Pay attention. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed and people and vehicles may be working near the road.

Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.

Remember that even if it may not seem that workers are present, work is still ongoing and speed limits must be observed.

Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even in areas of long-term road work.

 

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