Carson Street-US 50 junction closed for sign work |

Carson Street-US 50 junction closed for sign work

Staff reports

At right are roadside poles upon which the overhead road signs will be installed.

Brief overnight road and lane closures will take place on South Carson Street and Highway 50 near Spooner junction through Thursday for freeway signage installation as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation's Carson City Freeway project.

Lanes of Highway 50 and South Carson Street near Spooner junction will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Thursday.

Then, the following brief overnight road detours and closures will be in place as overhead freeway signage is installed, weather dependent:

Today: South Carson Street will be temporarily closed north of the U.S. 50 intersection 1-4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured via Clear Creek Road and Snyder Avenue.

Thursday: U.S. 50 will be closed west of the intersection of South Carson Street 1-4 a.m. Traffic needing to travel between Lake Tahoe and Carson City during the three-hour closure will need to detour through Kingsbury Grade or Mt. Rose Highway.

The work is part of the approximate $42 million Carson City Freeway Phase 2B-3 project by contractor Road and Highway Builders to pave and open the last four miles of the freeway between Fairview Drive and the Spooner/U.S. 50 junction in south Carson City.

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Thus far, approximately one million cubic yards of earth have been moved and more than 75,000 tons of asphalt paving placed for the future freeway. The project is expected to be completed, opening the final segment of freeway to traffic, in late summer.

With funding from federal transportation funds, the state highway fund and Carson City, the project is aimed at increasing traffic mobility and safety with an interstate bypass alternative to help remove through-traffic congestion from downtown Carson City. An estimated 43,000 vehicles daily are projected to use the section of freeway by 2035.

Douglas County residents going north will have a free right turn onto the freeway, avoiding the traffic signal.

Work on the freeway bypass around Carson City has been going on for more than a dozen years.

For information, go to, or call 775-888-7000.