Road closures this week for resurfacing

A sign alerts motorists that work will be conducted on Muller Lane near Foothill Road on Thursday and Friday.

A sign alerts motorists that work will be conducted on Muller Lane near Foothill Road on Thursday and Friday.


Roadwork season is kicking into high gear this week with lane closures expected to start Thursday on Highway 395, Muller Lane, and Elks Point Road in Douglas County for resurfacing. The Cave Rock State Park will also temporarily close Aug. 30 for resurfacing. Drivers should anticipate intermittent lane closures and travel delays of up to 30 minutes weekdays Thursday through mid-September as the following roads are resurfaced and restriped, according to the state. Only one route will be resurfaced at a time and drivers will only see periodic and brief lane closures on each individual route, state transportation officials said.

Main Street between Waterloo Lane and Douglas Avenue in Gardnerville - work will take place approximately 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The inside lanes of Main Street will be resurfaced to provide a smoother driving surface in advance of a future project to repave the highway between Waterloo Lane and First Street in coming years. Motorists should expect work on Muller Lane between Highway 395 and Foothill Road from approximately 7 a.m. to 5p.m. Aug. 12. Work is also expected 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Elks Point Road in Zephyr Cove from Highway 50 to the Nevada Beach Campground entrance. The Cave Rock State Park boat ramp and parking lot will be closed Aug. 30 for repaving. Motorists are advised to drive at posted work zone speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions. The road work schedule is subject to change. The roadways are being resurfaced with a sealing layer of asphalt to reduce roadway cracking and rutting and restore roadway traction. Nevada highway information is available at or by calling (775) 888-7000. Caltrans begins work Wednesday on the Mono Thin Blanket Project on Highway 395 just north of Lee Vining. The project will revitalize approximately 2.5 miles of the highway, from Picnic Grounds Road to Cemetery Road, with a .15’ hot-mix asphalt overlay that will extend the life of the pavement. During construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane. There will be one-way traffic control through the project area, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Drivers may experience a delay of up to 20 minutes through the project area.


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