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Nipton Road Upgrades, Traffic Delays May 6-15 in Clark County

Post Date:05/03/2019 11:19 AM

CLARK COUNTY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be chip sealing a nearly 19-mile-stretch of east and westbound State Route 164, also known as Nipton Road, from May 6-15 in southwest Clark County. The two-lane rural highway connects U.S. Highway 95, near Searchlight, to Nipton, California.

Crews will be chip sealing pavement with an asphalt emulsion to reduce water infiltration and reinforce the roadbed, working in five-mile-long segments from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, although no work will be done during the weekend of May 11-12. A flagging and pilot car operation will safely chaperone vehicles through the construction work zone. Motorists can expect up to 20-minute travel delays.

“Chip sealing prevents further roadway deterioration for a smoother, safer driving experience,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It’s a cost-effective maintenance solution that extends the roadway’s lifecycle.”

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

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