Carson City road work to result in lane closures on U.S. 50 starting Thursday

Road Report

Road Report

 

The Nevada Department of Transportation is advising motorists to seek alternate routes as lane closures and major travel delays begin Thursday, Aug. 26 for resurfacing of approximately two miles of U.S. 50 between Asphalt Drive and Nichols Lane in eastern Carson City.

Drivers should anticipate lane and intersection closures as the road is resurfaced during the following days: 

  • Aug. 26-Aug. 29: Lanes reduced 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily as roadway is resurfaced
  • Sept. 8-Sept. 9: Lanes reduced 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily as new roadway surface is sealed
  • Intermittent lane closures will also take place in mid-September are new roadway striping is placed

The construction schedule is subject to change.

Speed limits will be reduced to 30 mph through the work zone. With up to 30-minute travel delays to be expected, drivers are encouraged to use alternate nearby routes throughout construction. 

Two lanes of westbound U.S. 50 will remain open between 6 a.m-8 a.m., and two lanes of eastbound traffic open between 4 p.m.-6 p.m., to facilitate traffic flow during heavy commute hour traffic. One lane in each direction will always remain available. At least one access to all businesses will remain available during construction.

Using the chip seal resurfacing method, a 3/8-inch layer of new asphalt and roadway gravel will be placed and sealed with a layer of oil. Often considered the best value for road maintenance dollar, the chip seal will restore roadway surface friction and aesthetics on the highway which was last fully repaved in 2004. The chip seal method saves approximately two and a half million dollars in constrained highway funding when compared with fully repaving and reconstructing this section of U.S. 50.

 

SAFE WORK ZONE DRIVING TIPS

  • Always buckle up
  • Use alternate routes through the work zone when possible
  • Leave extra travel time when driving through the work zone
  • Follow all posted work zone signage and speed limits
  • Pay attention and minimize distractions
  • Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers
  • Fines can be doubled for speeding in active road work zones
  • Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination. Simply dial ‘511’ or log on to nvroads.com before driving for a listing of Nevada highway construction.

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