State Route 160 Pilot Car Operations to Continue Through November 3 in Pahrump
PAHRUMP, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will continue pilot car operations along State Route 160 between Betty Avenue and Leslie Street in Pahrump through November 3 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A second pilot car operation will take place near “Johnnie Curve” during October 23-27 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Traffic restrictions are required as part of a $8.7 million 14-mile upgrade of State Route 160 between East Basin Avenue to just north of Bell Vista Avenue in Pahrump. Road and Highway Builders is the general contractor. Plans call for mill-and-overlay improvements for a rejuvenated driving surface, plus adding two flashing arrow solar-powered signs to “Johnnie Curve” as well as a high friction surface to prevent skidding. Finally, the turn pocket at U.S. Highway 95 and State Route 160 is being widened and lengthened for a safer, more efficient highway-to-highway connection.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate 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.