NDOT Resurfacing Interstate 80 in Carlin Area
ELKO, Nev. – Lane reductions and shoulder closures will continue on Interstate 80 in the Carlin area as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces and enhances the interstate.
Periodic lane reductions and shoulder closures are currently in place during both day and nighttime hours. Beginning in mid-summer, drivers should anticipate more extensive lane reductions for repaving of interstate lanes. One lane will always remain open in each direction. Periodic, short-term ramp closures will also take place as interstate ramps are resurfaced.
The project will resurface approximately six and a half miles of I-80 from the west Carlin interchange to just west of the Carlin Tunnels. Nearly three inches of the roadway surface will be removed and repaved for a smoother and safer driving surface. Certain bridges and interstate ramps will also be resurfaced, and rock work placed on roadside slopes to reduce erosion.
The more than $9 million project by Q&D Construction will enhance the interstate for the as many as 10,000 drivers who travel it on an average day. The project is scheduled to complete in the fall.
In recent years, NDOT has also upgraded the interstate surface, bridges and lighting through the Carlin Tunnels, as well as added exit ramps for increased access at the west Carlin interchange. The current improvements will provide a smoother interstate surface directly west of the previous tunnel improvements.
SAFE WORK ZONE DRIVING TIPS
∙ Always buckle up.
∙ Watch for and follow all warning, closure and construction detour signs.
∙ Pay attention and minimize distractions.
∙ Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.
∙ Keep consistent with traffic flow.
∙ Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers.
∙ Remain calm. Remember that work zones are not there to inconvenience you- they are necessary to improve the roadway.∙ Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination. Simply dial ‘511’ or log onto www.nevadadot.com before driving for a listing of Nevada highway construction.