NDOT announces single lane closures to install rumble strips on U.S. 50
The Nevada Department of Transportation announced Friday it will install enhanced roadway striping and centerline rumble strips for roadway safety on sections of five regional highways, including in the Pyramid Lake area.
Through mid-June, drivers will see periodic single lane traffic closures between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays with up to 30-minute travel delays as pilot cars and flaggers guide motorists through the work zone. The work will take place intermittently on each of the following routes as crews install enhanced rumble strips and paint roadway striping during separate construction sessions:
U.S. 50 between Silver Springs and Alt. U.S. 50 junction near Fallon
State Route 359, Pole Line Road southwest of Hawthorne, from the Nevada/California stateline to Hawthorne
SR 445, from north of Spanish Springs to SR 445 junction
SR 446, entire length of SR 446 between SR 445 and SR 447
SR 447, approximately between Nixon and Empire
Motorists are advised to drive at posted construction speed limits or slower as necessary for conditions.
The road work will improve existing centerline rumble strips on multiple sections of the highways. The work includes cutting 6-inch wide parallel grooves into the centerline of a roadway to ensure tires running over the strips produce sound and vibration when drivers veer out of their lane. The grooves alert motorists to correct their vehicles and reduce head-on crashes. Six-inch wide roadside striping also will be placed on the outside edge of travel lanes. This striping is wider than the standard 4-inch work to enhance visibility for drivers on rural highways.
State transportation information is available at http://www.nevadadot.com or by calling 775-888-7000.