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
NDOT Project to Chip
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
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.
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
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.
# # #