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NDOT Announces Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures for I-580/U.S. 395 Road Resurfacing Near Reno Spaghetti Bowl

Post Date:05/10/2018 3:10 PM

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Overnight lane and ramp closures will take place on Interstate 580 and U.S. 395 near the Reno spaghetti bowl as the Nevada Department of Transportation begins a summer-long project to replace an aging roadway surface.

During the week of May 13, both Interstate 80 to northbound U.S. 395 spaghetti bowl ramps will intermittently be closed between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and overnight lane closures in place on northbound U.S. 395 between the spaghetti bowl and north McCarran Boulevard. 

Road work will then continue through late fall, with the following lane and ramp closures and speed limit reductions in various areas of I-580 and U.S. 395 between Second Street and north McCarran Boulevard:

Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures

Sunday evenings through Friday mornings from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • A minimum of one lane will remain open in both directions during construction.
  • No two adjoining ramps will be closed at the same time, and marked detours will be available for all ramp closures.
  • Work is anticipated to complete in late fall.

Reduced Speed Limits

  • Overnight speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph in the work zone.
  • For driver safety, speed limits of 55 mph will be in place during daytime hours.

The majority of work is taking place during overnight hours to reduce disruption to daytime commute travel.

Sections of concrete roadway will be excavated and replaced with nearly 13,000 tons of new asphalt on both directions of U.S. 395 and I-580 between Second Street and north McCarran Boulevard. Minor cracking in other segments of concrete surface will be filled and sealed. The concrete is nearly 45 years old in certain areas. Milled concrete will be reused as roadway shoulder material.

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. Improvements will also be made to the exterior concrete of select bridges. 

The approximately $8 million in interim improvements by contractor Road and Highway Builders will provide for a safer and smoother drive as NDOT fast-tracks plans for future major spaghetti bowl renovations and improvements to U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.

In recent years, NDOT has resurfaced various other spaghetti bowl ramps, as well as completely reconstructed four lanes of deteriorating concrete on southbound I-580 between Mill Street and Villanova Drive. Although nearby, the sections of interstate to be resurfaced are not the same areas previously reconstructed.

As many as 160,000 motorists travel on U.S. 395 through the spaghetti bowl daily.
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