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Crack sealing will prompt road controls

Travelers should expect delays in spots around Douglas County for road crack sealing.
Kurt Hildebrand

Cooler weather will see bands of roving crack sealers working on Douglas County’s byways.

Crack sealing is done in cooler weather when the cracks are at their widest.

The Douglas County Road Department will close eastbound Riverview Drive on Wednesday and Thursday to do annual crack sealing.  

Traffic coming westbound from Highway 395 will still be able to pass through the work zone.  The Road Department is taking advantage of schools being out for Fall break and reduced bus and local traffic.  

Eastbound traffic will need to use alternate routes during the roadwork.  The closure will allow Public Works Road Department to complete the crack sealing in a timely manner and avoid long backups that could possibly affect the highway and other streets.  

“We ask the public to be aware of road closure and other traffic control signs and the presence of flaggers to keep the work area and workers safety a priority.”

Single-lane closures will take place on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville weekdays through mid-November as the Nevada Department of Transportation fills age-related cracking of the roadway surface. 

Small sections of Highway 395 between Riverview Drive and Ray May Way south of Gardnerville will be reduced to one lane from approximately 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 20. Motorists are advised to give extra travel time and to anticipate moderate travel delays. The roadwork schedule is subject to change.

As part of routine roadway maintenance, NDOT maintenance staff is filling age-related cracking of the highway surface to provide a smoother drive and preserve the highway. 

Updated state road conditions and construction information are available by visiting nvroads.com or dialing (775) 888-7000 before driving.