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NDOT Awards $20 Million U.S. Highway 95 Paving Contract from Searchlight to California Stateline

Post Date:09/11/2017 11:18 AM

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) today awarded a $19.8 million paving contract to Aggregate Industries to repave a deteriorating 7.8-mile-long stretch of U.S. Highway 95 between the California state line and Loran Station Road in Searchlight. The impacted section of roadway was last paved over 10 years ago.

The 9-month-long project calls for asphalt paving, drainage upgrades, fencing, and rip-rap. Other enhancements include replanting 2,000 cacti and erecting 5 miles of tortoise fencing. The project will move enough dirt to fill over 300 swimming pools and enough asphalt to pave 6,200 driveways. Construction is expected to begin in late October with anticipated completion by late summer 2018. Motorists can expect minor delays during daytime work week hours.

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving. 

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