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Mt. Rose Highway to Temporarily Close to Westbound Through-Truck Traffic

Post Date:09/19/2019 4:09 PM
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Beginning Sept. 23, single lane closures will be in place and commercial trucks will temporarily be prohibited from traveling westbound over the Mt. Rose Highway summit (State Route 431) as part of continuing Nevada Department of Transportation roadway improvements. 
• Between 7 a.m. Sept. 23 and 5 p.m. Oct. 4, delivery and commercial truck through traffic will be prohibited from traveling westbound over the Mt. Rose Highway summit. This means that trucks traveling from the Reno area to Tahoe will not be able to drive further than the Mt. Rose ski area. The truck closure is a safety precaution to prevent trucks traveling down the mountain grade potentially encountering brake issues in the construction zone. Trucks traveling eastbound from Incline Village to Reno will be allowed. 
• Between 7 a.m. Sept. 23 and 5 p.m. Oct. 4, single lane closures with traffic flaggers alternating directions of travel will be in place on Mt. Rose Highway between College and Country Club drives in Incline Village. Motorists should anticipate maximum travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Motorists are advised to leave extra travel time and reduce travel speeds to posted speed limits or slower as needed.
• Fay Street in Incline Village will also temporarily be closed between 7 a.m. Sept. 23 and 5 p.m. Oct. 4, with access to Mt. Rose Highway available via nearby Marlette Way or Barbara Street. 
• Daytime single lane closures are also scheduled for the second week of October on alternating small sections of the northern side of Mt. Rose Summit. 
NDOT is improving roadside barrier rail and resurfacing sections of the highway. A half mile of roadside concrete barrier rail just below Country Club Drive in Incline Village will be replaced. The barrier rail is aging and has been worn by elements and traffic. It will be replaced with new concrete barrier to deflect and prevent wayward vehicles from drifting off of the mountainous highway. On the other side of the summit, two switchback roadway curves will be repaved with a high friction asphalt surface. The pavement uses a polymer binding to provide a more skid resistant surface that has shown to reduce crashes between 57 and 90% in other states. Roadway signage will also be enhanced to further focus drivers on navigating the turns. 
The improvements by contractor Road and Highway Builders will enhance the sections of highway for the more than 5,000 drivers who travel it daily 
Nevada state road information is available at nevadadot.com or by calling (775) 888-7000. 
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