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Update: State delays Airport signal work

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An excavator is parked along Highway 395 awaiting roadwork at Airport Road.
Kurt Hildebrand

Work to install a traffic signal at Airport Road has been delayed, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced on Monday.

“No lane or turn closures are anticipated as part of the road improvement project this week, but lane closures will return in coming weeks,” Nevada Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said.

Drivers will be updated as lane closures resume in coming weeks for temperature-sensitive roadway paving activities.

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Night-time work to install a traffic signal at Highway 395 and Airport Road will result in closing the southbound turn lane 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday.

Work at the intersection is expected to require a two-mile detour onto Johnson Lane and Heybourne Road.

“All other directions of U.S. 395 and Airport Road will remain open,” Ragonese said.

One lane will close on both directions of Highway 395 near Airport Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone.

“The overnight single-lane closures will continue periodically through the coming months as roadway improvements are made,” Ragonese said. “Periodic roadway shoulder closures will also continue.”

In addition to the traffic signal, the $1.8 million project will include an 1,800-foot merge lane at Johnson Lane and extension of the merge lane from Stephanie Way onto the highway.

That work done by A&K Earthmovers Inc. will include eliminating the winter chain-up area north of the Stephanie intersection. Striping at all three locations will be modified.

An estimated 30,000 vehicles use the highway every day, Ragonese said.