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NDOT to begin repaving Old U.S. 395 through Pleasant, Washoe Valley on Wednesday

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Single lane closures will begin on Wednesday, May 16, on sections of Alternate/Old U.S. 395 in Pleasant and Washoe valleys as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway.

Over the coming months, the road work will then progress south with daytime single lane closures on both directions of Alternate U.S. 395 through Pleasant and Washoe valleys.

The lane closures will primarily take place Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Access to side roads and driveways will be maintained during construction.

During road work on the two-lane segment of U.S. 395A in Washoe Valley, traffic flaggers and pilot cars will alternate directions of traffic through the work zone with up to 30-minute travel delays to be expected. The road work is anticipated to end in late summer.


The project will resurface more than 16 miles of Alternate U.S. 395 between Mt. Rose Highway and the Washoe County/Carson City line.

Known as a double chip seal, two layers of new asphalt and roadway gravel will be placed on the road and sealed with a top layer of oil.

Segments of additional roadside fencing and sixteen cattleguards will be installed in certain areas of Pleasant Valley to reduce vehicle-wild horse collisions and enhance highway safety.

Some narrower areas of paved roadway shoulder will also be widened to provide extra travel room for bicyclists.

The just over $3 million in roadway improvement by contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will provide a smoother drive for the approximately 2,400 motorists who travel the road daily. The interim road surface improvements will help preserve the roadway until it is fully excavated and repaved as needed in future years.


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