NDOT Reopening Glendale Ave. to Four Lanes as Part of Continuing Reconstruction Project
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Throughout this week, the Nevada Department of Transportation is removing the majority of lane closures on Glendale Avenue/Second Street as major reconstruction of the roadway winds down.
Final paving and roadway striping have completed, and the majority of Glendale Avenue/Second Street will reopen to two lanes in each direction between Kietzke Lane and east McCarran Boulevard by the end of this week.
Intermittent, minor construction work will continue through early spring with completion of utility and other work. Periodic single lane closures will take place, and motorists are advised to reduce speeds and follow all road work signage.
Since construction began in late April, approximately two and a half miles of Glendale Avenue/Second Street between Kietzke Lane and east McCarran Boulevard has been reconstructed and repaved, providing a new roadway surface. As part of the reconstruction, sixteen inches of old pavement and roadbed surface was removed. The roadbed was then recompacted for a sturdier roadway base and topped with eight 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 approximately 14,500 drivers 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 have also been added to create a continuous walkway along the north side of Glendale Avenue.
Jeff Pheasant, owner of A Master Mechanics, has been in business for 18 years. “This project is a huge improvement,” he explained. “The road is much quieter and safer now.”
Cindy Thomas, owner of Sparks Tile and Stone said, “Glendale Avenue was at the end of its life. The project needed to be done and we are happy with the improvements. Construction was a challenge for business at times, but communication was always ongoing and appreciated very much.”
Further project information is available at www.glendaleproject.com or by dialing (775) 352-1920. The road was last fully repaved in 1995, with minor resurfacing in some areas more recently.