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Dept. of Transportation begins southbound I-580 reconstruction project

By ThisIsReno

Major lane closures expected this coming spring

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Transportation’s Southbound I-580 Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin this Tuesday evening. The project will repair and replace aging concrete on Interstate 580 south of the Reno spaghetti bowl between Glendale Avenue and Moana Lane.

Throughout the fall, initial roadway rehabilitation work will take place predominantly on northbound I-580 with lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Major roadway reconstruction work will begin in spring 2015, with traffic routed to the opposite side of the freeway as repairs are made. The project is expected to complete in fall 2015, providing an enhanced concrete southbound I-580 roadway surface.

The approximately $12.1 million project by Q & D Construction will improve southbound I-580/U.S. 395 from Glendale Avenue to Moana Lane. Aging concrete roadway slabs last constructed more than 30 years ago will be replaced between Glendale Avenue and Villanova Drive on I-580 southbound. Further south, between Villanova Drive and Moana Lane, existing concrete on the southbound interstate will be resurfaced. Some lanes on I-580 northbound will also be resurfaced. In addition, select bridges will be seismically retrofitted and interchange crossings below the freeway will receive Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility enhancements.

NDOT’s previous Northbound U.S. 395 (I-580) Improvement Project, completed five months ahead of schedule in 2011, added auxiliary lanes and improved the northbound section of interstate to reduce commute times and traffic safety between Moana Lane and the spaghetti bowl. This upcoming project on the southbound interstate will not make any changes to interstate lanes previously improved by the northbound U.S. 395 (I-580) project. More than 140,000 vehicles travel the stretch of I-580 daily.

Further project details are available at www.nevadadot.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.

SOURCE: NDOT.

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