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Lane Closures on I-80 West of Reno Nov. 2 and 3

Post Date:11/01/2019 10:01 AM
Drivers will see lane closures on Interstate 80 west of Reno this weekend as the Nevada Department of Transportation substantially completes a multi-year project to replace the aging roadway surface.
Both directions of I-80 will be reduced to one lane between Robb Drive and Verdi exit 1 Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 from 6a.m.-4p.m. daily. Drivers should anticipate travel delays, and are advised to allow extra travel time.
The lane closures will bring substantial completion to the major road work zones and speed limit reductions in place on I-80 between Keystone Avenue and the Nevada-California since the interstate improvements began in spring 2018. Drivers should, though, anticipate periodic short-duration lane and ramp closures over coming months for minor finishing work such as roadway sign and guardrail improvements.
The project resurfaced both directions of I-80 between Keystone Avenue in Reno and the Nevada-California border. Approximately four inches of the roadway surface was removed and repaved on more than 12 miles of interstate. As part of construction, crews placed nearly 200,000 tons of new asphalt and approximately 15,000 linear feet of concrete barrier rail.
Merge lanes were also lengthened from West Fourth Street to westbound I-80 near Mogul and the Gold Ranch exit to eastbound I-80, as well as certain other exits. Several roadside shoulders were widened and roadside barrier rail improvements made as well. As part of NDOT’s dedication to preserving the quality of stormwater crossing state roadways, roadside drainage and water treatment features were also enhanced. Additional flashing warning signals and detection systems will be added to I-80 ramps in the area as a highly-visible and additional indication to help stop drivers from entering the wrong way, ultimately enhancing freeway safety.
The section of interstate was last fully reconstructed in 2003, with minor surface paving in more recent years.
As many as 79,000 motorists travel on sections of the interstate daily.
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