Single-lane closures begin on Highway 395 south of Ray May Way

Single-lane closures are expected to begin Monday on Highway 395 from Ray May Way south to the state line.

Single-lane closures are expected to begin Monday on Highway 395 from Ray May Way south to the state line.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Single-lane closures will take place on one-mile sections of Highway 395 from the Nevada-California state line to Ray May Way between 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday and continuing through August.

Traffic flaggers and pilot cars will alternate directions of traffic through the work zone. Reduced work zone speed limits will be in place.

Motorists should anticipate travel delays of up to 30 minutes and are reminded to drive safely and follow all traffic signage.

The road work schedule is subject to change based on weather and other factors.

NDOT will reconstruct the aging roadway surface of Highway 395 between the Nevada-California state line and Ray May Way. Two inches of aging roadway surface will be removed and repaved with nearly three inches of new asphalt.

As part of the project, the existing northbound passing lane near Pine Valley Road will also be extended by approximately 1.5 miles, providing additional designated passing opportunities.

The existing 55 mph speed limit on some sections of the roadway will also be updated to 65 mph. With the vast majority of drivers traveling well over the currently posted 55mph speed limit, the speed limit modifications are aimed at further harmonizing average travel speeds and reducing the potential of unsafe passing and other crashes related to incongruent travel speeds.

Two speed feedback signs will also be installed to help motorists ensure that they are not exceeding a safe speed. Using radar, these signs display vehicle travel speeds back to the motorist, along with the posted speed limit.

The project represents an approximate $21 million investment in preserving and enhancing Highway 395 south of Gardnerville.

Brief shoulder and single lane closures have periodically been in place since early March as crews made initial roadside improvements.

In 2019, approximately 12 miles of U.S. 395 was resurfaced as an interim surface improvements to help preserve the roadway until the upcoming roadway excavation and repaving.

Meanwhile, paving on Highway 395 through Gardnerville is expected to begin after school lets out on June 14.


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