U.S. Highway 95 Earthquake Repairs Near Tonopah, Detour June 3-17
TONOPAH, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is temporarily closing U.S. Highway 95 between the U.S. Route 6 and State Route 360 junctions from 6 a.m., June 3, through 4 p.m., June 17, in Esmeralda and Mineral counties. (This stretch of highway averages about 2,300 vehicles daily). The temporary closure is needed for $2.43 million in federally funded emergency pavement repairs along U.S. Highway 95 between Mile Markers 88.7 and 90 and Mile Marker 95 in Esmeralda County, as well as Mile Marker 2 in Mineral County. Road & Highway Builders is the general contractor.
The highway sustained damage following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that occurred on May 15, approximately 20 miles southeast of Mina. Department maintenance crews, as a temporary fix, shaved down cracked roadway surfaces with up to 3-inch gaps along a half-mile-long section of U.S. Highway 95 located roughly 6 miles north of Coaldale. The largest repairs entailed a 9-foot-wide full depth pavement makeover and a 40-foot-wide patch across the highway. The highway subsequently reopened the same day.
Motorists, meanwhile, will be detoured along U.S. Route 6 and State Route 360, resulting in up to 30-minute travel delays, as roadway work gets underway. 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 nvroads.com 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.