Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding motorists this week that U.S. Highway 95 will be closed between Fallon and Schurz for reconstruction between April 19-29.
The major north-south highway will be closed between the Fallon landfill (one-and-a-half miles south of Top Gun Raceway) and the rodeo grounds north of Schurz as crews reconstruct a section of highway. When the highway opens April 29 through approximately May 9, NDOT said traffic delays of up to 30 minutes will be in place. Pilot cars will detour alternating directions of traffic through the work zone and crews finalize reconstruction.
The highway improvement project, launched in fall 2020, will repave approximately 30 miles of U.S. 95 between the U.S. 95A junction in Schurz and 10 miles south of Fallon and make the following improvements: A four-mile-long passing lane will be constructed on northbound U.S. 95 three miles north of Schurz; a left-hand turn lane will be constructed at Rodeo Drive in Schurz; and drainage culverts and boxes will also be extended and reinforced with headwalls after being installed during emergency installation to help protect the roadway during the floods of 2017.
Dixie Valley Road (State Route 121) east of Fallon is transitioning from a paved to gravel road as NDOT removes and pulverizes the aging asphalt surface through the end of April.
Drivers will see single lane closures on the road between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays as the roadway is pulverized. A pilot car will alternate directions of traffic through the work zone. While the majority of delays will be shorter, drivers should anticipate travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Road work dates are subject to change based on weather and other factors.