South Carson Street near Spooner junction night time lane closures begin today
Nighttime lane closures will take place periodically on South Carson Street near Spooner junction for the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Carson City Freeway project.
Periodic single lane closures have been in place on northbound Carson Street near the U.S. 50 junction over recent months. Beginning today, additional overnight lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place on both directions of South Carson Street in the Spooner junction area. The periodic closures are anticipated to last through fall, and will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. One lane will always remain available in either direction during construction.
The lane closures are for roadwork to reconstruct the intersection for the future Carson City Freeway. A 4,500 foot long two-lane on-ramp will be constructed to connect northbound U.S. 395 to the new freeway. Lanes and ramps will also be constructed connecting the Carson City Freeway to southbound U.S. 395, U.S. 50 and northbound Carson Street. The future four-way intersection will be controlled by a traffic signal coordinated with surrounding signals for optimum traffic flow.
The work is part of the approximate $42 million Carson City Freeway Phase 2B-3 project by contractor Road and Highway Builders to pave and open the last approximately four miles of the freeway between Fairview Drive and the Spooner/U.S. 50 junction in south Carson City. Thus far, approximately one million cubic yards of earth have been moved and more than 200,000 tons of aggregate gravel base placed to prepare for paving of the future freeway. Nearly three and a half miles of soundwalls have also been installed. The project is expected to complete, opening the final segment of freeway to traffic, in 2017.
With funding from federal transportation funds, the state highway fund and Carson City, the project is aimed at increasing traffic mobility and safety with an interstate bypass alternative to help remove through-traffic congestion from downtown Carson City. An estimated 43,000 vehicles daily are projected to use the section of freeway by 2035.
Further project information is available at http://www.ccfreeway.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.