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Ramp Closures/Lane Shifts Begin Aug. 14 for Glendale Avenue Reconstruction Project in Reno/Sparks

Post Date:08/10/2017 8:55 AM

Beginning August 14, Interstate 580 ramp closures and surface street lane shifts will take place as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation's Glendale Avenue reconstruction project.

The following changes are scheduled to start early on the morning of August 14:

  • August 14 through late August: The southbound on-ramp and both the northbound on and off-ramp between I-580 and Glendale Avenue/Second Street will close 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ramp closures allow crews to reconstruct Second Street in the area. Marked detours will be available via Mill Street and Rock Boulevard.
  • August 14 through fall: Major roadway reconstruction will take place on Second Street/Glendale Avenue between Kietzke Lane and Galletti Way. The road will remain open to traffic, but both directions of traffic will first be shifted to the north side through the road work zone as crews excavate approximately 16 inches of road surface and then rebuild and repave for a smoother roadway. Business and residential access will remain available.
  • The south side of Rock Boulevard, currently closed to through traffic from Glendale Avenue to just north of Freeport Boulevard, is scheduled to reopen in early September. The road closure helped fast-track construction of a more durable concrete roadway surface at the heavily-traveled intersection.
  • Roadway reconstruction will also continue on Glendale Avenue between Rock and east McCarran boulevards. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and follow all road work signage.

Construction will soon be 50 percent complete, with more than 2,000 yards of new concrete poured to construct new concrete surfaces on the north side of the Rock Boulevard and Galletti Way intersections. More than five miles of westbound Glendale Avenue travel and turn lanes have also been excavated and repaved.

The approximately $14 million improvement project by contractor Granite Construction will improve Glendale Avenue for the as many as 14,500 vehicles traveling the road daily, including many heavy trucks and other commercial vehicles. As part of the project, approximately two and a half miles of Glendale Avenue and Second Street between Kietzke Lane and east McCarran Boulevard will be completely reconstructed and repaved. Sidewalk and roadway drainage improvements will also be made.

The road was last fully repaved in 1995, with minor resurfacing in some areas more recently.

At least one access to each business will remain available during business hours, but on-street parking will not be available throughout construction.

Major construction is scheduled to continue through late 2017, with potential minor finishing construction in spring 2018. Further project information is available at www.glendaleproject.com or by dialing (775) 352-1920.
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