NDOT resurfaces local highways

Motorists on U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 119 in the Fallon area will experience minor travel delays as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the routes to improve the roadway surface.

Today and Thursday, a chip seal will be placed on State Route 119 (Berney Road) connecting U.S. 95 to Naval Air Station Fallon. U.S. 50 east of Fallon will also be resurfaced from mileposts 70 to 80 in the Middlegate and Cold Springs areas between May 9 and 13.

NDOT said the chip seals will help protect and prolong pavement life by resurfacing the roadway with crushed aggregate rock and asphalt. Often considered the best value for road maintenance dollar, NDOT said chip seals also restore roadway friction and aesthetics.

The road work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. One-way traffic with traffic controls and pilot cars will be in place to safely guide motorists through the road work zones, and delays of up to 20 minutes are to be expected. Motorists are advised to drive at posted work zone speed limits or slower as necessary for conditions.

U.S. 95 will be reduced to one lane about eight miles south of the Interstate 80 junction as a bridge over the Humboldt Slough is widened to more safely accommodate wide commercial vehicles. Both directions of traffic will be alternated through the construction zone using a temporary traffic signal 24 hours a day. Motorists should anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes through the summer.

NDOT said motorists can expect delays because of the construction passing lanes and enhancement roadway safety

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