Repaving going well |

Repaving going well

Linda Hiller

Work on the repaving of Highway 395 between First and Tenth streets in Minden is going well, said Scott Magruder, Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman.

“So far the asphalt is coming out good this time,” Magruder said. NDOT is overseeing the road project and Granite Construction is doing the paving.

The work had to be redone because the asphalt was too oily for state standards.

“The grinding up of the old layer took a bit longer than anticipated because it is a difficult process which is why they didn’t finish by Tuesday as originally planned. We should be all finished by next Friday,” Magruder said.

He said crews will begin closing off the northbound lane tomorrow at 8 p.m. to work through the night on the project.

“They’ll probably have to work through Monday and during the week to finish this first phase, so residents should be prepared for some lane closures, but by Friday (May 16)we should have it all done,” he said.

Bill Henderson, director of sales and marketing for the Carson Valley Inn, said he is pleased with the communication receiving from NDOT.

“They have made an exceptional effort to communicate with us and we do appreciate it,” he said.

“We had to postpone the start of our Farmer’s Market, which was scheduled to open last Wednesday, and since it will be opening this Wednesday, we sincerely hope there are no more problems.”

“[Scott] Magruder said NDOT would make every effort not to disrupt the opening of the market.

“We are going to try and at the very least, have the northbound lanes finished by Wednesday,” Magruder said.

After the project is completed, paint crews will come back within a week or two to apply the final permanent lane striping, he added.

“We appreciate everyone being patient with this, but we didn’t want it to be substandard. It was important to redo the job,” Magruder said.