Turn Lane Closures to Install Traffic Signal and Improve U.S. 395 Intersections in Carson Valley
CARSON CITY, Nev. – On Monday, April 9, the Nevada Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin overnight turn lane closures as part of an ongoing project to install a traffic signal on U.S. 395 at Airport Road and improve other highway intersections in the Carson Valley.
Beginning at 6 p.m. April 9 through the coming weeks, left-hand turns will not be available between southbound U.S. 395 and Airport Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays as part of initial construction of a traffic signal on northbound U.S. 395 at Airport Road. An approximate two-mile detour will be available via Johnson Lane and Heybourne Road. All other directions of U.S. 395 and Airport Road will remain open.
In addition, single lane closures will take place on both directions of U.S. 395 near Airport Road Sunday through Thursday nights between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone. The overnight single lane closures will continue periodically through the coming months as roadway improvements are made. Periodic roadway shoulder closures will also continue.
The approximately $1.8 million project by contractor A&K Earthmovers, Inc. will make the following improvements to the highway corridor traveled by approximately 30,000 vehicles daily:
- A new traffic signal will be installed on northbound U.S. 395 at Airport Road, providing a protected left-hand turn to and from Airport Road.
- At Johnson Lane, an approximately 1,800-foot merge lane will be constructed to provide safer right-hand turns from Johnson Lane to northbound U.S. 395. The existing merge lane from Stephanie Way to northbound U.S. 395 will also be extended to the same length with removal of an existing winter chain-up area.
- Intersection roadway striping, lighting and concrete islands will also be slightly modified to accommodate the new traffic signal and enhance traffic safety.
State transportation information is available at www.nevadadot.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.