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Northern Section of I-580 Carson City Freeway To Be Repaved

Post Date:05/30/2019 11:36 AM
Overnight roadway shoulder closures will take place on the I-580 Fairview Drive and U.S. 50 ramps in central Carson City 6pm-6am weekdays through early June as part of sidewalk and utility ramp work.
Beginning in early June, drivers will then see nighttime single lane closures, ramp closures and minor detours between 6pm-6am nightly Sunday evenings through Friday mornings from northern Carson City to Fairview Drive in central Carson City. No two consecutive interstate ramps will be closed at the same time. Speed limits will also be reduced through the work zone. Road work is anticipated to complete by spring 2020, if not earlier based on weather. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph during nighttime work hours.
The interstate will be resurfaced between Duck Hill in northern Carson City and the Fairview Drive exit in central Carson City. Approximately two inches of the roadway surface will be removed and repaved on nearly six miles of interstate.
While southern sections of the interstate opened in recent years, the section to be repaved was first opened to traffic in 2006. The 13-year old roadway surface is cracking and rutting and reaching time to resurface before more extensive and costly roadway rehabilitation is needed. If allowed to deteriorate to poor condition, the interstate could require major reconstruction which may cost as much as six times more than the upcoming repaving.
Eight traffic cameras will be added at major interchanges to provide additional travel condition information before driving, including at Arrowhead Drive, College Parkway, U.S. 50 and Fairview Drive. Yield signs at U.S. 50 and College Parkway interstate on-ramps will be enhanced with flashing beacons coordinated with traffic signals for better visibility and compliance while merging. Enhancements and repairs will also be made to the surfaces of certain interstate bridges.
Exit numbers on the Carson City Freeway will also be changed per federal requirements which ensure consistent nationwide freeway signs and mileposts to convey a clear message and help guide, warn and regulate traffic. Current I-580 exit numbers reflect U.S. 395 mileage beginning at the Nevada-California state line near Topaz Lake. Now that the I-580 connection from the Reno spaghetti bowl to south Carson City is complete and supersedes the previous U.S. 395 designation, exit numbers are being changed to reflect interstate mileage beginning at the I-580 junction with south Carson Street and ending at the Reno spaghetti bowl. Updated exit number information is available at
The approximately $13 million in improvements by contractor Q&D Construction will enhance the interstate for the nearly 33,000 drivers who travel it daily.
Project information is available by calling (775) 888-7000.
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