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NDOT to Suspend State Route 28 Construction for Heavily-Traveled Labor Day Holiday

Post Date:08/30/2017 1:09 PM

The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced that work on the State Route 28 shared-used path near Incline Village will be on hold during Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4.

With the expected holiday traffic at the popular destination, NDOT and Granite Construction officials timed current work to be at a point where State Route 28 could be accessible in both directions. Work will remain in progress through Friday, Sept. 1. Construction will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 a.m.

As construction resumes, daytime single lane closures will continue Monday through Friday from approximately 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on State Route 28 from the southern end of Incline Village to three miles south of Sand Harbor State Park for construction of the shared use path and water quality improvements. After the holiday, crews may work on Saturdays as traffic allows between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. One-lane flagger controlled closures will occur at multiple locations and motorists should anticipate delays of 20 to 30 minutes.

Nighttime single lane closures from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. with delays of 20 to 30 minutes are also planned between Hidden Beach to three miles south of Sand Harbor State Park for construction of water quality and traffic safety improvements.

Thus far this season, Granite Construction and NDOT crews have safely removed large scale boulders; scaled the slope for the path; installed soil nail walls to reinforce slopes; performed earthwork; removed abandoned sewer lines; installed micropile foundations for pedestrian bridges and completed substantial water quality work.

With potential travel delays, drivers are encouraged to be aware of vehicle fuel and/or electric charge range and utilize available fueling/charging stations before traveling through road work zones.

Roadside parking from Ponderosa Ranch Road to approximately three-plus miles south of Sand Harbor State Park will not be allowed during construction. Officials encourage travelers to pay special attention to no parking/tow-away zones throughout the project area as towing will be enforced for no parking zones. The roadside parking lot and bathroom at Memorial Point also remains closed to allow for staging areas. Beach and trail access between Lakeshore Boulevard and Sand Harbor State Park may be limited or closed during construction. Travelers are encouraged not to access beaches or trails through the project area due to safety concerns.

NDOT has contracted Granite Construction to implement the State Route 28 Shared Use Path, Water Quality, and Safety Improvement project. Completion of the approximately $36 million project is anticipated for the end of 2018, but may extend into 2019 depending on future weather impacts.

More than 2.5 million vehicles a year travel on State Route 28, mixing with as many as 2,000 pedestrians and bicyclists who park and recreate near the roadside on peak days, creating safety and accessibility concerns on the mountain highway. The additional pathway and parking areas will enhance safety and mobility for everyone on the roadway.

Project information is available at www.nevadadot.com/SR28 or by calling (775) 888-7000.

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