Delays expected next week for resurfacing |

Delays expected next week for resurfacing

Staff Report

Travel delays will be in place on U.S. 50 east of Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the highway.

Between Monday and Thursday, a chip seal will be placed on U.S. 50 east of Fallon from mileposts 42 to 60, approximately between Sand Mountain and the State Route 121 junction west of Middlegate.

The road work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One-way traffic with pilot cars will be in place to safely guide motorists through the road work zone, and delays of up to 30 minutes are to be expected. Motorists are advised to drive at posted work zone speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions.

The chip seal will help protect and prolong pavement life by resurfacing the roadway with crushed aggregate rock and asphalt. Often considered the best value for road maintenance dollar, chip seals also restore roadway friction and aesthetics.

NDOT reminds drives to:

Always buckle up.

Pay attention. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed and people and vehicles may be working near the road.

Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.

Remember that even if it may not seem that workers are present, work is still ongoing and speed limits must be observed.