Sections of aging concrete will be replaced on I-580 and U.S. 395 from Second Street to North McCarran Boulevard near the Reno spaghetti bowl.
Certain sections of concrete roadway will be excavated and replaced with nearly 13,000 tons of new asphalt. Minor cracking in other segments of concrete surface will be filled and sealed. The concrete is nearly 45 years old in certain areas.
A new surface layer will also be placed on certain spaghetti bowl ramps and improvements made to the exterior concrete of select bridges.
The Clear Acre Lane to southbound U.S. 395 ramp will also be extended to merge into the McCarran Boulevard ramp to southbound U.S. 395, creating a longer and safer merge area.
The approximately $8 million in improvements by contractor Road and Highway Builders, LLC will make the drive through the Reno spaghetti bowl safer and smoother as NDOT fast tracks development of future spaghetti bowl renovations.
Traffic Control Details
Road work will take place through late fall 2018, with the following lane and ramp closures and speed limit reductions in various areas of I-580 and U.S. 395 between Second Street and north McCarran Boulevard:
Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures
Sunday evenings through Friday mornings from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- A minimum of one lane will remain open in both directions during construction.
- No two adjoining ramps will be closed at the same time, and marked detours will be available for all ramp closures.
- Work is anticipated to complete in late fall.
Reduced Speed Limits
- Overnight speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph in the work zone.
- For driver safety, speed limits of 55 mph will be in place during daytime hours.
The majority of work is taking place during overnight hours to reduce disruption to daytime commute travel.
Future Spaghetti Bowl Improvements
For additional details on future improvements to the Reno Spaghetti Bowl, visit: www.ndotspaghettibowl.com.
Previous Improvements in Nearby Areas
In recent years, NDOT has resurfaced various other spaghetti bowl ramps, as well as completely reconstructed four lanes of deteriorating concrete on southbound I-580 between Mill Street and Villanova Drive. Although nearby, the sections of interstate to be resurfaced are not the same areas previously reconstructed.