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Southern Nevada Visitors Center Near Searchlight Closed Due to Bee Infestation

Post Date:05/27/2020 2:33 PM

SEARCHLIGHT, NEV. - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) today closed the Southern Nevada Visitor’s Center rest area along U.S. Highway 95, roughly 17 miles south of Searchlight in Clark County, due to a bee infestation. Maintenance crews discovered hundreds of bees swarming the faucets, toilets, and other facilities, while performing a fog seal pavement upgrade to the north and south parking lots.

“NDOT crews are working diligently to quickly resolve this issue,” says NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It’s important to make this rest area safe and accessible once again for motorists.”

The rest area will remain closed until it can be safely reopened again. For complete list of state-maintained rest areas, CLICK HERE. 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 or call 511 before driving.

NDOT and its contractors continue vital highway construction and maintenance activities upkeeping Nevada’s transportation system for essential travel and supply chain deliveries. The department actively practices COVID-19-related public health and safety protocols, including social distancing of six feet or more and restricting groups to 10 or less, thereby keeping our team, families and communities safe and connected.


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