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Date Published: 2014-06-26

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Snyder Avenue Bridge Opening Over Carson City Freeway

Story Text:

The Snyder Avenue overpass is scheduled to open by Friday afternoon over the southern portion of the Carson City Freeway as work progresses on the Nevada Department of Transportation project to complete the freeway.


Since March 2013, Snyder Avenue had been closed between East Roland Street and Dat So la Lee Way, with a detour in place, as the overpass was constructed to take the road over the southern end of the Carson City Freeway. The overpass construction is part of phase 2B-2 of NDOT's Carson City Freeway project. This current phase of the project placed down 15,000-plus tons of base and paving and installed 680,000 pounds of reinforcing steel as part of the new Snyder Avenue overpass and work on other residential streets near the future freeway. The project also included roadway grading and extensive utility and storm water drainage work for what will eventually be the southern and final leg of the Carson City Freeway bypass.


The next phase of construction, which will pave and open the freeway to traffic between Fairview Drive and the Spooner/U.S. 50 junction in south Carson City, is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2015. The freeway is projected to open to traffic between Fairview Drive and the U.S. 50/Spooner Junction when that final phase of construction completes in approximately 2017.