NDOT Announces I-580 Ramp Closures for Glendale Avenue Reconstruction
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Beginning Oct. 9, Interstate 580 ramps between Second Street/Glendale Avenue will intermittently be closed as the Nevada Department of Transportation places final paving as part of the Glendale Avenue Reconstruction Project.
Between Oct. 9 and Oct. 11, the southbound and northbound I-580 on and off ramps to Second Street/Glendale Avenue will intermittently be closed between approximately 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. The closures will allow crews to place the final layer of paving on the newly-reconstructed roadway. Originally scheduled for Oct. 2, the closures were rescheduled due to colder overnight temperatures not conducive to paving.
Major construction work will continue through December 2017, with potential minor finishing construction in spring 2018. Over coming months, crews will be completing median island, roadway signage, sidewalk and utility work. Periodic single lane closures will take place, and motorists are advised to reduce speeds and follow all road work signage.
More than 10 miles of new lanes are being reconstructed and repaved, providing a new roadway surface on Glendale Avenue/Second Street between Kietzke Lane and east McCarran Boulevard. As part of the reconstruction, eighteen inches of old pavement and roadbed surface was removed. The roadbed was then recompacted for a sturdier roadway base and topped with six inches of new asphalt for a durable roadway surface, particularly important with the roadway’s heavy truck traffic.
When complete, the approximately $14 million project by contractor Granite Construction will improve Glendale Avenue/Second Street for the as many as 14,500 vehicles traveling the road daily. Crews also installed more than 2,000 yards of concrete to create a more durable concrete roadway surface at the heavily-traveled Rock Boulevard and Galletti Way intersections. In addition, roadway drainage improvements are being made as part of NDOT’s dedication to preserving the quality of stormwater crossing state roadways. Segments of sidewalk will also be added to create a continuous walkway along the north side of Glendale Avenue.Major construction is scheduled to continue through late 2017. Further project information is available at www.glendaleproject.com or by dialing (775) 352-1920.