Road projects start Friday in Carson

Road improvements will cause traffic delays this spring and summer in Carson City starting Friday.

Fifth Street between South Saliman Road and Butti Way will be closed to through traffic between 7 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday to finish the Fifth Street overpass, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The overpass, scheduled to open Monday, will take traffic over the future U.S. 395 bypass. The Fairview Drive overpass opened about a month ago.

Traffic can reach the Nevada State Prison and businesses during construction from the east end of Fifth Street near Butti Way.

Work on the $45 million leg of the U.S. 395 bypass from Highway 50 East to Fairview Drive is scheduled to be finished in July.

Other roads under construction will include State Route 28 from U.S. 50 to Sand Harbor. It will be closed four days a week from Sunday through May 22 to repave the road.

The road will be completely closed during work from 7 p.m. Sundays until 5 a.m. Fridays. The road will be open otherwise on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Traffic will be limited to one lane from May 23 to July 2.

Patrick Pittenger, city transportation manager, said Curry Street between Koontz Lane and Rhodes Street will be repaved starting sometime in May.

The city also will apply a protective layer of coating on roads in the northwest side of the city around Lakeview sometime in the summer to help extend the life of the roads, Pittenger said. This will cause some traffic delays.

The current North Stewart Street extension project connecting Stewart Street with Roop Street will continue through the summer and will be finished around October.

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