The state will open one lane of Highway 208 through Wilson Canyon on Monday for three hours during the morning and evening commutes as work continues to clear a Jan. 10 landslide.
The highway will be open 5-8 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. starting Monday.
“Drivers should anticipate up to 20-minute travel delays as pilot cars alternate directions of traffic,” Nevada Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said. “Reduced speeds will be in place entering the work zone. The roadway may be closed for driver and worker safety during severe weather.”
Outside of these hours, the roadway will remain closed between Hudson Aurora Road and State Route 339.
“In coming weeks, NDOT will work to open the section of highway to travel during additional daytime hours,” she said.
The state is asking motorists to avoid unnecessary trips through the canyon to reduce traffic.
After the landslide dumped tons of rocks, the state and Q&D Construction began emergency repairs.
“Over recent weeks, rockfall removal experts have scaled roadside slopes to remove remaining unstable rock and make the area safe for road repair work below,” Ragonese said. “Crews have also worked to remove 225 loads of landslide material which fell across the road, equaling nearly 3,000 cubic yards. Crews will continue to remove and make roadway repairs over coming weeks.”
For more information, visit NVRoads.com
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