Lane closures start Feb. 12 on U.S. 50 east of Silver Springs

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Single lane closures will take place on U.S. 50 east of Silver Springs in Lyon and Churchill counties beginning Feb. 12.

Lane reductions will take place as NDOT resurfaces approximately 17 miles of roadway from east of the Silver Springs roundabout to the U.S. 50 Alternate Leeteville junction near Fallon.

• Up to five-mile sections of U.S. 50 will be reduced to a single lane on weekdays between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with pilot cars alternating directions of traffic. Speeds will be reduced to 55 mph.

• The highway will also be reduced to one lane near Lahontan River Campground for bridge replacement, with temporary traffic signals alternating traffic through the end of this year. Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph.

Intermittent lane and shoulder closures are anticipated to take place through summer 2025. Motorists should anticipate travel delays of up to 30 minutes.

Oversize-load vehicles will be restricted through the area, with a detour via U.S. 50A in the Fernley area. Oversize load information is available at

The road work schedule is subject to change based on weather and other factors. In addition to resurfacing the roadway, NDOT will make the following improvements:

• Left and right turn pockets will be added at select locations, including the Lahontan State Recreation Area North Shore Marina and Drum Point areas

• Solar lighting will be installed at certain intersections

• Roadway shoulders will be widened

• Roadside livestock fencing will be repaired or enhanced in areas where needed

• Roadside park and ride lot at Pioneer Way on the east side of Lake Lahontan will be paved

• The highway bridge over the Truckee Canal will be replaced with a wider structure

• Existing chain up areas will be repaved

• Roadway signage will also be enhanced, including additional bike route signage noting U.S. 50 as a National Bike Route


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