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NDOT Installs Newly Designed Highway Mile Markers Statewide

Post Date:11/22/2017 3:44 PM

LAS VEGAS, NEV. –They might seem like mundane signs propped along the roadside, but if you’re traveling this holiday season pay attention: mile markers could save your life. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has spent the last two years replacing old mile markers with a newer, larger version designed to assist motorists better pinpoint their location for emergency responders.

The new mile markers are more clearly marked, noting the county in which the driver is located, the route on which they are traveling and the mile.

“Emergency crews use mile markers to locate crashes and respond to roadway incidents,” said Lori Campbell, NDOT’s traffic safety engineering program manager. “The new mile post markers are larger, easier to read, and provide more information that can be used locate those who need help on a state highway or interstate. Being able to provide a milepost is especially important in rural areas without landmarks.” 

NDOT is installing the new markers as it finishes new roadways projects or widens existing highways.

Milepost Panel County Abbreviations

CC        Carson City

CH        Churchill

CL        Clark

DO       Douglas

EL        Elko

ES        Esmeralda

EU        Eureka

HU        Humboldt

LA        Lander

LN        Lincoln

LY        Lyon

MI         Mineral

NY        Nye

PE        Pershing

ST        Storey

WA       Washoe

WP       White Pine


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