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Kingsbury Grade pavement reconstruction gears up with public meetings



CARSON CITY – An aggressive construction schedule to efficiently complete the Nevada Department of Transportation’s upcoming Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project, including periodic closures to through traffic, will be discussed during two public meetings March 19 and 20.

The approximately $15 million project will reconstruct pavement and make drainage, safety, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting and other improvements on areas of Kingsbury Grade (SR 207) from just east of Daggett Summit (Tramway Drive) to the intersection of U.S. 50 at Stateline.

Construction, scheduled to start in early May, will follow a very aggressive schedule to complete the project in an accelerated twelve to eighteen months. During a nearly month-long period directly prior to Memorial Day and another month-long period after Labor Day, Kingsbury Grade will be closed to through traffic near the summit, just east of Tramway Drive. During those times, residences and businesses located on Kingsbury Grade between the closure and U.S. 50/Stateline will only be accessible by U.S. 50 at Tahoe.

Construction will also continue during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with Kingsbury Grade open to through traffic, but nighttime construction-related lane closures and delays to be expected. The road will be open with one lane in each direction during daytime hours, weekends and holidays through these summer months.

The public can sign up for construction alerts and see additional project information at kingsburyproject.com or by dialing 1-844-888-ROAD.

“Kingsbury Grade is a vital thoroughfare,” NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez explained. “Working with contractor Q&D Construction, we’ll reconstruct the roadway and road base to a 13-inch depth, help prevent continuing pavement deterioration from natural springs below the roadway, improve lighting and visibility and do a lot more to keep the road open, accessible and safe into the future. It’s our goal to complete this project as quickly and as effectively as possible for everyone who uses and commutes on Kingsbury.”

The project uses the Construction Manager at Risk process, which brings project designers and contractors together at the start of the project with the goal of completing it more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

The first Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project public information meeting will be held Wednesday, March 19 at the Ridge Tahoe, located at 400 Ridge Club Drive in Stateline, and the second will be held Thursday, March 20 at Douglas High School located at 1670 Highway 88 in Minden. Both meetings will provide the same information and will be held in an open format, with the public invited to attend any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. A project presentation will be given both evenings at 5:30 p.m. Comments can also be made before April 4 online at www.nevadadot.com, by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail to NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez, 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV., 89712. Meeting accommodations for the disabled or those with limited English proficiency can be made by contacting (775) 888-7171.

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