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Northwestern Nevada Construction Report

I-580 Reconstruction Project

Construction has completed for this season on the I-580 Southbound Reconstruction Project in Reno.  The project resumed Spring 2016.

The approximately $12.1 million project by contractor Q & D Construction is improving southbound I-580/U.S. 395 from Glendale Avenue to Moana Lane. Aging concrete roadway slabs last constructed more than 30 years ago have been replaced between Mill Street and Villanova Drive on I-580 southbound. Other areas of existing roadway concrete that are not being replaced will be resurfaced on both directions of the interstate. In addition, select bridges are being seismically retrofitted and interchange crossings below the freeway are receiving 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.

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, began in 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

I-580 Road Improvements Through Washoe Valley

The Nevada Department of Transportation has begun construction of an auxiliary merge lane from Alternative U.S. 395/Eastlake Boulevard to southbound I-580 in north Carson City. The work is part of a project to repave the aging roadway surface, seismically retrofit bridges and make other improvements on Interstate 580 in Washoe Valley.

Periodic lane and ramp closures will take place on southbound I-580 and the Alternative U.S. 395/Eastlake Boulevard to southbound I-580 merge lane in the Duck Hill area. Construction will extend the existing merge lane to reach Carson Street. The existing merge lane will be extended 2,700 feet, providing additional space and safety to merge.

Also as part of the project, NDOT this fall repaved approximately seven miles of interstate surface through Washoe Valley, with additional paving on remaining stretches of interstate to take place next spring. The interstate was last repaved in 2004, and was in need of resurfacing to keep the roadway smooth and safe.

Over the next year, the project will also seismically retrofit and enhance 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. The Bellevue Road overpass 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 I-580 daily in the area.

Further project details are available at www.nevadadot.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000

Cave Rock Tunnel Extension and Water Quality Project

The Nevada Department of Transportation is taking preventative measures to ensure the future safety of the traveling public within the Lake Tahoe Basin.  As a result of large scale rock fall that occurred in early February 2015 and due to the threat of large diameter rock fall in the future, NDOT will construct a tunnel extension / rock fall shelter on the north side of the westbound Cave Rock Tunnel.  This approximately 60' long, 27' tall, flat-topped structure will protect the traveling public by catching falling rocks all while blending into the natural surroundings with colors, patterns, and textures matching the adjacent rock faces. 

Additionally, stormwater quality improvements will be made from approximately one mile north of Cave Rock at Milepost 8.4 through Milepost 11.4.  Improvements include paved shoulders, new drop inlets, new sediment filtration systems, slope scaling, and barrier rail.

Construction will begin in May 2016 and continue through Fall 2016.

Mt. Rose (SR 431) Truck Escape Ramp

NDOT has begun a project by to enhance the State Route 431 Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp. The truck ramp, located on the westbound side of the highway in Incline Village, will be converted from the current rock surface to asphalt. A series of six pre-tensioned drag nets will be added to the truck ramp to catch the front grill of runaway vehicles and help safely absorb the impact to slow, then ultimately stop, the vehicle. The asphalt surface of the truck ramp will be heated to ensure that snow or ice does not hamper use of the nets during winter months. Two roadside flashing signs and one large overhead digital message sign will also be installed to alert drivers when a vehicle is in the truck ramp. The approximately $4.6 million project by Q & D Construction is scheduled to complete in the fall of 2016. Click here for more information.


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