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Northwestern Nevada Construction Report

I-580 Reconstruction Project

The approximately $12.1 million project by contractor Q & D Construction will improve southbound I-580/U.S. 395 from Glendale Avenue to Moana Lane. Aging concrete roadway slabs last constructed more than 30 years ago will be replaced between Mill Street and Villanova Drive on I-580 southbound. Other areas of existing roadway concrete that are not replaced will be resurfaced on both directions of the interstate. In addition, select bridges will be seismically retrofitted and interchange crossings below the freeway will receive Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility enhancements. The project is expected to complete in spring 2016, providing an enhanced concrete southbound I-580 roadway surface. More than 140,000 vehicles travel the stretch of I-580 daily.

Nighttime construction-related lane closures will take place Sunday through Thursday evenings. In late spring, major roadway rehabilitation will begin, with southbound traffic routed to northbound interstate lanes as repairs are made. Three interstate lanes will remain open in each direction. The Glendale Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-580 will also be closed during construction, with intermittent closures of the Mill Street and Plumb Lane off and on-ramps.

View the project website at www.i580project.com.

Carson City Freeway Phase 2B-3 from Fairview Drive to South Carson Street

Construction on phase 2B-3, construction of the freeway from Fairview Drive to South Carson Street, is expected to begin the first half of 2015.

View project website at www.ccfreeway.com

Carson City Freeway Phase 2B-2, construction of the Snyder Avenue overpass along with drainage and utility relocation work, has been completed.

USA Parkway

The Nevada Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is planning an extension of USA Parkway from the current end of pavement south to U.S. 50 near Silver Springs in Lyon County. The extension will complete the 18-mile-long roadway and provide an additional connection between I-80 to U.S. 50. The new alignment will enhance accessibility and mobility between Lyon and Storey counties, as well as provide transportation infrastructure to support existing and planned land uses and economic development in both counties.USA Parkway

State Route 28 (Lake Tahoe) Pedestrian Enhancements

NDOT has begun  pedestrian and safety enhancements on State Route 28 in Incline Village. 

The nearly $300,000 project by contractor Sierra Nevada Construction will relocate a crosswalk on State Route 28 west of Village Boulevard closer to existing bus stop and pedestrian crossing points. The crosswalk east of Village Boulevard will remain in place to serve an existing bus stop. 

Both crosswalks will be enhanced with pedestrian crossing warning signs equipped with rapid flashing beacons activated when pedestrians push the crossing button. Street lighting and sidewalk ramps will be added, along with enhanced pedestrian crossing signs in advance of the crosswalks. Left turn lanes from Country Club Drive to State Route 28 will also be installed with new traffic detection systems to help drivers most efficiently and safely get through the intersection. Construction is projected to complete by the end of fall. Drivers should expect minor, intermittent travel delays during construction.

The project is being funded as part of approximately $10 million in state highway funds NDOT will dedicate to pedestrian enhancements in the Las Vegas, Reno and Tahoe areas over the next year. The funding is one component of an ongoing program to build stand-alone pedestrian safety improvements, as well as incorporate safety improvements into road repaving and other projects. Additionally, NDOT dedicates approximately $21 million annually in federal highway safety funds to roadway safety projects and programs.

Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe Temporary Lane Reductions (U.S. 50)

In preparation for an upcoming NDOT project, drivers will see temporary lane reductions on U.S. 50 through Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe.

Both directions of traffic will be alternated through the eastbound Cave Rock tunnel, with travel delays of up to 30 minutes each weekday between approximately 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The daytime closures are anticipated to last through October. NO OVERDIMENTIONAL TRUCKS ALLOWED. 

 The closures are for testing and preparatory work for an upcoming NDOT project scheduled to begin next spring that will extend the westbound, lakeside Cave Rock tunnel entrance, providing an extended overhang for further driver safety and protection against potential rockfall.  

This past winter, heavy rains loosened rocks from above the Cave Rock tunnel. Rockfall reduction and slope stabilization experts removed rock debris above the tunnel and surveyed current rock face condition for safety and stability.

I-580 Road Improvements Through Washoe Valley

NDOT has begun a project to repave the aging roadway surface and seismically retrofit bridges on Interstate 580 through Washoe Valley.

Motorists can expect weekend lane closures between the Bowers Mansion interchange and the I-580/North Carson Street interchange through October 24 to complete paving. The marathon paving sessions are scheduled for overnight and weekend hours to avoid impacting weekday commute travel.

When completed, the work will repave approximately seven miles of interstate surface through Washoe Valley. The interstate was last repaved in 2004, and is in need of resurfacing to keep the roadway smooth and safe.

Over the next year, the project will also repave and seismically retrofit the I-580 Bellevue Road bridge and Eastlake Boulevard underpass as part of NDOT's continuing effort to retrofit older bridges for enhanced safety and stability during potential earthquakes. 

An extended auxiliary lane from Alternative U.S. 395 to southbound I-580 will also be constructed in the Lakeview area, providing additional space and safety to merge. The Bellevue Road interchange and overpass with I-580 will be closed intermittently during those road improvements.

 The approximately $15 million project by Q & D Construction is scheduled to complete in the fall of 2016.  Approximately 32,000 vehicles travel the road daily.



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