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Work takes Highway 395 down to one lane starting Sunday night

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Beginning Sunday evening, overnight single-lane closures will once again be in place on northbound Highway 395 between Airport Road and Stephanie Way as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues improvements to highway intersections.

The single lane closures will take place periodically over coming months between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday evenings through Friday mornings, with reduced speed limits through the work zone, state transportation spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said. Periodic roadway shoulder closures will also continue.

The approximately $1.8 million project by contractor A&K Earthmovers, Inc. will make the following improvements to the highway corridor traveled by approximately 30,000 vehicles daily:

A new traffic signal will be installed on northbound Highway 395 at Airport Road, providing a protected left-hand turn to and from Airport Road.

Mid-week single lane closures will take place May 8 through the end of the month on U.S. 395 in the Topaz area south of Gardnerville as the Nevada Department of Transportation fills roadway cracking.

Sections of U.S. 395 from the Nevada-California state line to near Leviathan Mine Road (12 miles north of the state line) will be reduced to one lane Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from approximately 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the end of the month. Pilot cars will alternate directions of traffic through the work zone. As part of routine roadway maintenance, NDOT maintenance staff will fill cracking on approximately 30 lane miles of the highway to reduce water erosion and provide a smoother driving surface. With multiple NDOT maintenance crews working to complete the roadway improvements, the work is anticipated to complete near the end of the month. Work is subject to change based on weather.