NDOT to Repave I-80 West of Reno
Overnight Single Lane Closures Will Begin Next Week
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Overnight lane closures will take place on Interstate 80 west of Reno beginning Sunday evening as the Nevada Department of Transportation embarks on a multi-year project to repave the interstate.
Beginning Sunday, May 13 through late 2019, drivers will see the following road work on both directions of I-80 from Keystone Avenue west to the state line:
- Overnight single lane closures will take place weekdays 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., with periodic evening and overnight lane closures on weekends
During the week of May 13, construction will take place on westbound I-80 between Keystone Avenue and Robb Drive
- Construction will take place spring-fall 2018 and spring-fall 2019, with a winter construction shutdown
- While paving work will predominantly take place on westbound I-80 in 2018 and on eastbound I-80 in 2019, drivers should anticipate single lane closures in both direction of interstate during both construction seasons for drainage and other road improvements
- One lane of interstate will remain open in each direction during construction
- Short-term overnight interstate ramp closures will also take place
- Travel delays of no more than 30 minutes are to be expected through the work zone
The project will resurface both directions of I-80 between Keystone Avenue in Reno and the Nevada-California border. Approximately four inches of the roadway surface will be removed and repaved on more than 12 miles of interstate. Milled asphalt will be reused by being reincorporated into the new asphalt surface.
NDOT currently places “Wrong Way” signs on all interstate ramps to notify drivers errantly entering in the wrong direction. Additional flashing warning signals and detection systems will be added to I-80 ramps in the area as a highly-visible and additional indication to help stop drivers from entering the wrong way, ultimately enhancing freeway safety.
Merge lanes will also be lengthened from West Fourth Street to westbound I-80 near Mogul and the Gold Ranch exit to eastbound I-80, as well as certain other exits. Several roadside shoulders will be widened and roadside barrier rail improvements made as well. As part of NDOT’s dedication to preserving the quality of stormwater crossing state roadways, roadside drainage and water treatment features will be enhanced.
The more than $42 million in improvements by contractor Q&D Construction will enhance the interstate for the as many as 79,000 motorists who travel it daily.
The section of interstate was last fully reconstructed in 2003, with minor surface paving in more recent years. For traveler safety, NDOT made emergency repairs in early 2017 to fill potholes on this same segment of interstate created by heavy precipitation during the early 2017 floods.Project information is available at I80RenoWest.com or by calling (775) 870-8080.