NDOT Announces Resurfacing of Southwestern McCarran Boulevard
Minor Travel Delays to be Anticipated Through Early October
Single lane closures and minor travel delays will take place on southwestern McCarran Boulevard (State Route 659) beginning Sept. 11 as the Nevada Department of Transportation reseals the roadway surface.
Beginning Sept. 11 through early October, single lane closures will take place on both directions of McCarran Boulevard between Greensboro and Mayberry drives. The majority of work will take place Mondays through Fridays, with some limited Saturday lane closures. In residential areas, daytime work will take place to reduce construction-related noise impacts, while nighttime construction will be used in other areas to complete the project as quickly as possible. While travel delays will average less than 10 minutes, up to 30-minute delays are possible. Access to residential and other roads will remain available throughout the repaving. Motorists are advised to drive at posted work zone speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions.
Known as a slurry seal, McCarran Boulevard will be resurfaced with a quarter-inch layer of asphalt as an economical method to reduce roadway cracking and rutting for a smoother ride. NDOT plans to fully excavate aging asphalt and repave the road as needed in future years. The approximately $460,000 project by contractor Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc. will provide a smoother and safer roadway surface for the approximately 20,000 motorists who travel the road daily.