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U.S. 50 Phase 2 Widening Project

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Project Description

A road photo along US 50 from Stagecoach to SilverspringsThe U.S. 50 Phase 2 widening project adds a key link to one of the most traveled corridors in Lyon County. The project will help reduce crashes, increase safety for the traveling public, provide connectivity and mobility by designing concrete High-T intersections at county roads. Adding these elements on U.S. 50 will help control access to provide safety to the travelling public, which is similar to the U.S. 50 Phase 1 Project.

The scope of the project is to design and construct a new four-lane divided highway which will connect to the previously-constructed Phase 1 widening project. The project will begin at Roys Road and end at the junction of U.S. 50 and U.S. 95A in Silver Springs. The design will also consist of intersection lighting, drainage improvements, and signage.

Other Project Benefits

  • Replacing the stop condition at U.S. 50 and U.S. 95A in Silver Springs with a new single lane concrete roundabout
  • Extending the US 95A northbound truck climbing lane 
  • Landscape and Aesthetics improvements
  • Connection to the existing USA Parkway roundabout
  • New fencing and cattle guards to control wildlife from entering the new corridor
  • Frontage road connection to county roads
  • Utility coordination

NDOT is delivering the project via the traditional design-bid-build method, with the design conducted by NDOT’s professional engineers and construction by Granite Construction. Construction started in January 2019 and is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

A graphic of a 55 mile per hour speed limit signConstruction Updates and Traffic Control

Through November, both directions of traffic on U.S. 50 will be shifted to new westbound lanes from Roy’s Road in Stagecoach to near the USA Parkway junction.

The speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph on U.S. 50 within the project limits for the foreseeable future during construction. 

Project Timeline

  • Final design completed: fall 2018
  • Construction start: beginning 2019
  • Construction completion: fall 2020

Where Are We?

Crews have thus far excavated and paved approximately six miles of new westbound lanes and both directions of traffic were recently shifted to westbound lanes in the Stagecoach area.

In the coming months, the contractor will work on diverting traffic to install the new roundabout at U.S. 50 and U.S. 95A, installing drainage features and continued paving of the westbound lanes. Once this phase is complete, crews will switch traffic on to the new westbound lanes and begin construction on the eastbound lanes and south frontage roads. Extension of the U.S. 95A truck climbing lane is complete.

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Project Funding

The U.S. 50 Phase 2 Widening Project is funded by federal and state funding. The estimated construction cost is $55 million.





Safety and Operational Improvements


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