NDOT and the City of Ely are reconstructing deteriorated local roadways and upgrading the city’s water and sewer facilities. Improvements will be made to Aultman Street and Great Basin Boulevard in Ely. Planned improvements include a “complete streets” concept to reconstruct sections of Aultman Street and Great Basin Boulevard and reconfigure lanes to provide a safer route for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Project improvements include:
- Roadway reconstruction
- Lane reconfiguration
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/sidewalk/curb and gutter improvements
- Bicycle lanes
- Flashing beacon pedestrian crossings
- Drainage improvements
- Water and sewer pipeline replacement
- Fiber optic installation
Project improvements are anticipated to begin in spring 2020.
Due to project complexity and potential constructability risk, NDOT hired a construction manager, Q&D Construction, LLC, to provide construction expertise and collaborate with NDOT through the design stage. This pre-construction processes identifies construction innovations, minimizes project risks and provides a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) or fixed price. The goal is to maintain a higher level of quality within a limited budget.
Jae Pullen, Project Manager, Nevada Department of Transportation