NDOT to enhance heavily-traveled USA Parkway interstate ramp

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Courtesy Nevada Department of Transportation

The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin a project Aug. 13 to resurface and restripe certain Interstate 80 to USA Parkway off-ramps for enhanced traffic safety and flow.

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Overnight single lane and shoulder closures will take place weekdays between approximately 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. at the I-80/USA Parkway interchange ramps through fall. The overnight lane closures are scheduled to avoid the heaviest commute hours where the majority of work will take place on the eastbound I-80 offramp to USA Parkway. Full closures of the ramp may take place in future weekends as part of construction.

There is currently one lane on the I-80 eastbound to southbound USA Parkway off-ramp. The interstate ramp will be resurfaced and restriped to provide two free right turn lanes, offering quicker and safer turns for commuters traveling from Reno/Sparks to USA Parkway and reducing potential traffic delays and back-ups onto the interstate. An additional travel lane will also be added to southbound USA Parkway between I-80 and Electric Avenue. In addition, the westbound I-80 to southbound USA Parkway off-ramp will be enhanced by resurfacing the ramp and moving the stop sign to provide better visibility before turning.

The approximately $600,000 in improvements by contractor Q & D Construction is expected to be complete this fall.

As traffic increases with enhanced development at the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Center and the upcoming extension of the USA Parkway to U.S. 50, NDOT is also evaluating potential regional interstate improvements in future years.

State road project information is available at nevadadot.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.

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