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Jacks Valley Road work beginning

Signs are that work is beginning on Jacks Valley Road.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Signs are up that crews are preparing to conduct $4.4 million of work on Jacks Valley Road.

On Monday, grinding and pulverizing of the existing surface will start in town and proceed north, prompting delays. The project is expected to be finished at the end of August.

Contractor Q&D Construction Inc. began pre-work on June 5 by lowering utilities.

It has been more than a quarter of a century since the last time the road was rebuilt in 1990.

The oldest means into Carson Valley, Jacks Valley Road was part of the original Emigrant Trail and the Pony Express,

Jacks Valley bore the brunt of heavy traffic during last winter’s storms when Highway 395 was closed twice due to high water on the Carson River.

The project is one of five being paid for using a $12.2 million bond purchased with the nickel gas tax approved by county commissioners in 2016.

The plan includes reconstruction of Dump Road, Centerville and Tillman lanes.