Two Interstate Resurfacing Projects Coming to Reno Area This Spring
Motorists will see improvements to Reno-area interstates following Monday’s Nevada State Board of Transportation approval of two contracts for upcoming Nevada Department of Transportation road projects.
Q&D Construction was approved as contractor for an upcoming approximately $42 million project to repave Interstate 80 west of Reno. The project will resurface both directions of I-80 between Keystone Avenue in Reno and the Nevada-California border. Other project improvements include:
- Additional flashing warning signals and detection systems will be added to I-80 ramps in the project area to help stop drivers from entering the wrong way.
- Merge lanes will be lengthened from West Fourth Street to westbound I-80 near Mogul and the Gold Ranch-Third Street exit to eastbound I-80.
- Project Timeframe: Mid-May 2018 through fall 2019
- Traffic Control: Motorists should anticipate single lane closures and periodic ramp closures predominantly during weekday overnight hours. Traffic delays are anticipated to average approximately 10 minutes through the work zone.
In addition, the board approved Road and Highway Builders as contractor for an approximately $8 million contract to resurface sections of U.S. 395 from the spaghetti bowl to north McCarran Boulevard and I-580 between Second Street and the spaghetti bowl.
- Certain sections of concrete roadway will be completely excavated and replaced with nearly 13,000 tons of new asphalt. Minor cracking in other segments of concrete surface will be filled and sealed.
- The Clear Acre Lane to southbound U.S. 395 ramp will also be extended to merge into the McCarran Boulevard ramp to southbound U.S. 395, creating a longer and safer merge area.
- Project Timeframe: Mid-May through fall 2018
- Traffic Control: Motorists should anticipate weekday and weekend lane and ramp closures during overnight hours.