NDOT Announces Upcoming Overnight Closures of State Route 28
CARSON CITY, Nev. – The second in a series of overnight full road closures on State Route 28 south of Incline Village will take place Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs bridges on the State Route 28 shared used path.
Both directions of SR 28 will be closed between Lakeshore Boulevard in southern Incline Village near Tunnel Creek Café and Sand Harbor State Park from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. nightly Dec. 11 to Dec. 13. The road closures are scheduled for overnight hours to reduce impact on heavy daytime traffic. The closures are weather dependent and subject to change. One potential alternate route for north to south traffic is Mt. Rose Highway connecting Incline Village to southern Reno and taking Interstate 580 to U.S. 50 to Lake Tahoe.
The roadway closure will allow for installation of a bridge deck totaling nearly 250 feet in length, one of five pre-fabricated bridge decks being installed on the three-plus mile shared use path under construction between southern Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park.
Construction related daytime single-lane flagger-controlled closures will also occur Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14 approximately 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. with delays of 20-30 minutes, as necessary and weather permitting.
Additional lane and overnight road closures will occur in spring of 2019. The community will be advised beforehand as additional roadway closures are needed for installation of remaining bridge decks.
The pathway has been excavated and paved, bridge foundations constructed, and 2,800 linear feet of storm drain pipes, a pathway tunnel and 5,000 linear feet of reinforcing wall installed. The bridge deck installations are the final major element of construction. The path is anticipated to open next summer after final drainage, landscaping, paving and other finishing work is complete.
When complete, the new pathway by contractor Granite Construction will enhance safety and mobility for everyone on the roadway. More than 2.5 million vehicles a year travel on State Route 28, mixing with as many as 2,000 pedestrians and bicyclists who park and recreate near the roadside on peak days, creating safety and accessibility concerns on the mountain highway. Three new parking areas near the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek Café will also provide safer parking options.
Project information is available at www.nevadadot.com/SR28 or by calling (775) 888-7000.