The wraps come off downtown Carson Street on Oct. 28.
That’s when the city plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of the construction project to narrow the road, widen the sidewalks and make downtown Carson City better for business and more welcoming to pedestrians. The celebration kicks off the Nevada Day weekend when the annual parade will fill the newly paved street while spectators cram the reconstructed sidewalks on Oct. 29.
The goal was always to finish the 8-month project in time for the statehood event, but it looked like Q&D Construction Inc., the contractor, might have to return to do the crosswalk pavers after the holiday.
Now, the contractor is expected to finish the pavers by Oct. 21, completing nearly all the work before the parade, according to Danny Rotter, Carson City engineering manager.
Q&D will come back for some clean up, patching and other so-called punch list items, said Rotter.
Before then, Carson Street between William and Robinson streets will be closed for 24 hours a day from today through Oct. 8 to put in paver crosswalks, according to the Cone Zone issued each week by the city.
The stretch between Musser and 7th streets will be closed during the day on Oct. 6-7 for grinding and paving patching, then Musser to 5th streets will be closed round the clock for paver and paving work on Oct. 10-14.
Finally, East and West Robinson Street will be closed for day and night on Oct. 17-18 to place the pavers.
More details on the Oct. 28 ribbon cutting festivities will be available later.