Interstate 80 Lane Reductions Scheduled for Cleaning of Carlin Tunnels
Elko, Nev. – Lanes on Interstate 80 in the Carlin area will be reduced Monday, April 20 through Thursday, April 23 for annual cleaning of the Carlin Tunnels, the Nevada Department of Transportation has announced.
Cleaning of the westbound and eastbound tunnels is scheduled for Monday, April 20 through Thursday, April 23 during daylight hours. Only one direction of travel will be diverted at a time and traffic will be detoured through Carlin Canyon or the opposing direction tunnel. Both directions of traffic will be able to travel through the area, but only one lane of traffic in each direction will be available for travel during the detours.
Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph on I-80 and 35 mph in both directions through the Carlin Canyon.
For traveler safety, flaggers, signs and barrier rail will help detour traffic around the work zone. Motorists are asked to obey traffic controls and drive at posted speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions. The road work schedule is subject to change based on weather and other factors.
Nevada road construction information is available at nevadadot.com or by dialing 511 or (775) 888-7000.
SAFE WORK ZONE DRIVING TIPS
∙ Always buckle up.
∙ Watch for and follow all warning, closure and construction detour signs.
∙ Pay attention and minimize distractions.
∙ Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.
∙ Keep consistent with traffic flow.
∙ Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers.
∙ Remain calm. Remember that work zones are not there to inconvenience you- they are necessary to improve the roadway.
∙ Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination. Simply dial ‘511’ or log onto www.nevadadot.com before driving for a listing of Nevada highway construction.