Freeway exit numbers along I-580 in Carson City to change
Beginning Sunday, exit numbers on the Interstate 580 Carson City Freeway will change as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to resurface and enhance the interstate.
The current exit numbers range from 38 to 42, and through the coming week will be replaced with new, lower exit numbers corresponding with roadway mileage as follows:
Fairview Drive: Exit 3
U.S. 50/William Street: Exit 5
College Parkway: Exit 6
Arrowhead Drive: Exit 7
The exit numbers are being changed per federal requirements which ensure consistent nationwide freeway signs and mileposts to convey a clear message and help guide, warn and regulate traffic. Current I-580 exit numbers reflect U.S. 395 mileage beginning at the Nevada-California state line near Topaz Lake. Now that the I-580 connection from the Reno spaghetti bowl to south Carson City is complete and supersedes the previous U.S. 395 designation, exit numbers are being changed to reflect interstate mileage beginning at the I-580 junction with South Carson Street. All roadway names will remain the same.
Updated exit number information is available at nevadadot.com/exit.
The exit marker updates are part of a continuing NDOT project which has resurfaced the interstate between Duck Hill in northern Carson City and the Fairview Drive exit in central Carson City. While southern sections of the interstate opened in recent years, the repaved section was first opened to traffic in 2006. The 13-year-old roadway surface was cracking and rutting and reaching time to resurface before more extensive and costly roadway rehabilitation was needed.
Intermittent lane, ramp and shoulder closures will take place between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday and 6 p.m.-6 a.m. weekdays as crews place permanent roadway striping and change exit number signs.
Future periodic overnight lane reductions and shoulder and ramp closures will also continue as eight traffic cameras are added at major interchanges and other enhancements made.
The approximately $13 million in improvements by contractor Q&D Construction will enhance the interstate for the nearly 33,000 drivers who travel it daily. Road work is anticipated to complete by spring 2020, if not earlier based on weather.
Project information is available at ccfreeway.com or by calling 775-888-7000.