Centerville work may start this month |

Centerville work may start this month

State highway officials awarded a $1.125 million contract to Granite Construction on Monday to build the Centerville roundabout.

Work on the roundabout could begin later this month and last through early summer.

State transportation spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said the intersection will be closed for two weeks while the roundabout is built.

When finished, the speed limit approaching the roundabout will be decreased to 45 mph.

This week work began on the Martin Slough culverts under Highway 395 near Ironwood Drive.

The existing double box culvert structure will be replaced by three 12×5-foot reinforced concrete box culverts.

Workers have already started shaving down the median just north of Ironwood Drive. Ragonese said that by the end of the week, lanes will be shifted and cones placed to separate traffic on the highway.

That project is expected to continue through fall.

Replacement of the bridge over the West Fork of the Carson River is scheduled to start on April 16, and will close Muller Lane through much of the summer.

Ragonese said work should be completed before Candy Dance in September.

“With no access allowed across the bridge during construction, residents will have to access Muller Lane via Foothill Road if their residence is located west of the bridge closure.”

Preliminary work on the traffic signal and merge lanes on Airport Road, Johnson Lane and Stephanie Way started in late March.

Ragonese said temperature-sensitive paving activities would be delayed until the weather warms up.

On Thursday, Senior Civil Engineer Jon Erb updated county commissioners on upcoming roadwork in Carson Valley.

One of the worst roads in the county, Waterloo Lane, is up for a $2.3 million repaving job.

Erb said because of the high water table, the existing road will be pulverized into the base and cement treated. Advertising for that job is scheduled for this month.

Also in the pipeline for this season are the $1.6 million repair of Dresslerville Road and $2.7 million work on Tillman Lane.

The state is also conducting drainage work on Kingsbury Grade. Work on Highway 50 through the casino corridor is ongoing to repair damage done by an electrical component explosion early Easter Sunday.

Minden started cutting down trees on Lucerne this week after the Town Board awarded a contract to repair the road.

Town Board members voted last week to award a $861,875 bid to Qualcon Contractors Inc. without the $62,100 for work on the median landscaping.

“The change order is to keep us under budget and give us contingency room,” Town Superintendent JD Frisby said last week. “We’d love to have it in the bid, but it’s something we can do in-house.”

Frisby said the work would take about 100 days after it starts in late April. He said he anticipated it would be done around Aug. 1.