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  • 90 Percent of Recovery Nevada Road Projects Awarded
    2010-05-18 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 90 Percent of Recovery Nevada Road Projects Awarded As more Nevada recovery-funded road projects are slated to begin construction this summer, the Nevada Department of Transportation today announced that more than 90 percent of federal economic recovery road funds ha
  • Carson City Freeway Project Awarded for Archeological Efforts
    2010-05-06 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Carson City Freeway Project Awarded for Archeological Efforts The Nevada Department of Transportation has received an award for archeological preservation of the Old Stewart Indian Cemetery. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded an Exemplary Human Enviro
  • Wind Warning System to Be in Place for Hoover Dam Bridge Opening Later This Month
    2010-10-14 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Wind Warning System to Be in Place for Hoover Dam Bridge Opening Later This Month For enhanced safety, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will utilize a wind advisory and warning system to redirect high-profile commercial trucks and other large vehicles a
  • Nevada Traffic Fatalities Decline in 2009
    2010-01-13 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Nevada Traffic Fatalities Decline in 2009 2009 Nevada traffic fatalities were the lowest in more than 20 years, thanks in part to multi-agency traffic safety initiatives. Since 1977, Nevada has had only one year (1986) that had a lower number of traffic fatalities t
  • Traffic Safety Education Topic at Upcoming Meeting
    2010-01-20 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Traffic Safety Education Topic at Upcoming Meeting More than one person dies every other day in Nevada traffic crashes. To save lives and further reduce statewide traffic fatalities, the Nevada Departments of Transportation and Public Safety and other safety partners
  • Nevada Obligates All ARRA Recovery Funds
    2010-02-01 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Nevada Obligates All ARRA Recovery Funds The Nevada Department of Transportation has obligated all $201 million of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Highway Funds, one month ahead of schedule. Nevada is one of three states to obligate 100 percent of all its
  • NDOT Seeks Input on Washoe Valley Wind Warning System
    2010-02-04 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 NDOT Seeks Input on Washoe Valley Wind Warning System To protect driver safety, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is reminding motorists to drive safely in high winds and seeking public input on the current wind closure notification system through Washoe
  • Public Meeting to Discuss VMT Study Evaluating Potential Fuel Tax Replacement
    2010-03-25 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Public Meeting to Discuss VMT Study Evaluating Potential Fuel Tax Replacement The Nevada Department of Transportation will host public meetings in Reno and Las Vegas to gather public comments on a study of a potential future fuel tax replacement. The Vehicle Miles T
  • NDOT and Partners Host Safety Road Shows
    2010-04-12 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 NDOT and Partners Host Safety Road Shows Over 100 safety stakeholders including traffic safety engineers and planners, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, public education and information specialists and others are joining the Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Construction Begins on Northbound 395 Reno Project
    2010-04-13 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Construction Begins on Northbound 395 Reno Project Restriping will begin tonight on U.S. 395 northbound from Moana Lane to the I-80/Spaghetti Bowl and the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph beginning Wednesday, April 14, according to the Nevada Department of Trans
  • Nevada School Children to Participate in Nevada Moves Day
    2010-04-26 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Nevada School Children to Participate in Nevada Moves Day School children across the state will be traveling to school by foot and bicycle on April 28 as part of the first annual Nevada Moves Day. The statewide event was proclaimed by Governor Gibbons, with walking
  • Pyramid Way in Sparks Set to Close for Paving This Weekend
    2010-05-12 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Pyramid Way in Sparks Set to Close for Paving This Weekend Pyramid Way in both directions will be closed to traffic from “C” Street to Oddie Boulevard beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 14th until 6 a.m. Monday, May 17th, as the Nevada Department of Transportation start
  • Limited Reno Area Freeway/Underpass Closures this Sunday
    2010-05-20 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Limited Reno Area Freeway/Underpass Closures this Sunday Various U.S. 395 and Interstate 80 bridges and underpasses in Reno will be closed periodically Sunday, May 23, 2010, for routine, biennial bridge inspection. The following ramp and lane closures will be in pla
  • Pyramid Way (Reno) Construction Closure Sat., June 12
    2010-06-11 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Pyramid Way (Reno) Construction Closure Sat., June 12 Pyramid Way in both directions will be closed to traffic from “C” Street to McCarran Boulevard beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12th until midnight, as the Nevada Department of Transportation completes the final
  • Traffic Safety Topic of Upcoming Meeting
    2010-07-20 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Traffic Safety Topic of Upcoming Meeting More than one person dies every other day in Nevada traffic crashes. To save lives and further reduce statewide traffic fatalities, the Nevada Departments of Transportation and Public Safety and other safety partners will disc
  • Proposed I-80 Reno-Sparks Project Topic of Upcoming Public Meeting
    2010-07-20 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 Proposed I-80 Reno-Sparks Project Topic of Upcoming Public Meeting The Nevada Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Thursday, July 22 to provide an update and gather public comment on proposed freeway improvements to Interstate 80 between Robb Drive
  • I-15 North Design-Build Project Named One of the Best in West
    2010-07-20 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 I-15 North Design-Build Project Named One of the Best in West The I-15 North Design-Build Project recently completed ahead of schedule by the Nevada Department of Transportation on Las Vegas’ busiest freeway has been recognized with an America’s Transportation Award
  • State Route 341 Repaving
    2010-07-26 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 State Route 341 Repaving State Route 341 will be repaved from the U.S. 50 intersection to five miles north of the U.S. 50 junction tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with single lane closures in both directions and delays of
  • U.S. 395/ Glendale Avenue On and Off Ramps to Close Temporarily for Construction
    2010-08-11 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 U.S. 395/ Glendale Avenue On and Off Ramps to Close Temporarily for Construction The Glendale Avenue on and off-ramps to U.S. 395 northbound will be closed for two weeks beginning Sunday, August 15, at midnight, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
  • NDOT To Help Develop Multi-state Master Plan for I-15 Corridor from Southern California to Northern Utah
    2010-08-18 Meg Ragonese (775) 888-7172 NDOT To Help Develop Multi-state Master Plan for I-15 Corridor from Southern California to Northern Utah The Nevada Department of Transportation has retained CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm to lead the deve
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