Date Published: 2014-06-09
Contact: Meg Ragonese
Phone: (775) 888-7172
Title: U.S. 50 Moundhouse-area Repaving and Improvement Project Starts
has started on U.S. 50 as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project
to repave and enhance the highway in the Moundhouse area.
The approximately $6 million project by
contractor Granite Construction will repave and restripe U.S. 50 from Arrowhead
Drive in east Carson City to one mile east of the State Route 341 (Virginia
City) intersection. A half-mile frontage road will be constructed on the south
side of U.S. 50 between Dorff Lane and Jeanette Drive, and an acceleration lane
added for westbound turns from Alfonso Drive. Safety enhancements such as slope
flattening and concrete barrier rail, as well as T intersection improvements at
SR 341 and Flint Drive, will also be made.
The majority of
the construction work will take place during nighttime hours, with
construction-related single lane closures and delays to be expected.
Construction is scheduled to complete in the fall.
"As the number of vehicles and development
has grown, we've been widening and enhancing U.S. 50 east of Carson over the
past years, and this project is part of our commitment to safety and mobility
for everyone traveling U.S. 50," NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon explained. "It's
vital that everyone on the road remembers to slow to appropriate speeds, to
never drive impaired and to focus on the road and stay in your lane. We ask
that drivers be extra careful when driving through construction work zones and
we thank them in advance for their patience during construction."