Date Published: 2011-09-13
Contact: Meg Ragonese
Phone: (775) 888-7172
Title: Incline Village Roundabout Preliminary Utility Work Begins
On Sept. 19, the communities of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nev. will see the first steps in action to support its new Incline Gateway ‘Roundabout’ at the intersection of State Routes 431 and 28. The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will start initial preparation of the site with utility re-alignments underway for the next three to four weeks.
The official groundbreaking and actual construction of the Incline Gatewaywill begin in spring of 2012 with a final estimated completion date scheduled for late fall of 2012.
Road condition information available 24 hours/day
Motorists and pedestrians may experience construction travel delays from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, with potential lane alterations and delayed traffic patterns expected from all corridors leading into the Gateway construction areas. For your convenience, the TTD provides around-the-clock project construction updates through its website at www.inclinegateway.org. For Nevada road condition information, call NDOT’s 24-hour traveler information line by dialing 511 or 1-877-NV-ROAD.
A one-way circular intersection in which traffic flows around a center island without stop signs or signals, the roundabout will be installed to enhance safety. Because traffic enters and exits through right turns only, the occurrence of severe crashes in roundabouts is substantially less than in many four-way intersections. Lower speeds, increased traffic capacity and decreased delays, congestion, fuel consumption and air pollution are other roundabout benefits found in many national roundabout studies. Further information on roundabouts is available at www.nevadadot.com/roundabout.