Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
Repaving of about a three-mile stretch of U.S. 95A in Fernley, along with several other improvements, will begin next Monday, Aug. 3.
The project will consist of repaving of approximately three miles of the highway from south of Royal Oaks Drive to the downtown light at Main St. The existing pavement surface will be milled and paved with a new asphalt surface.
A new 10-foot wide multi-use path will be constructed on the east side of the highway between Fernley High School and Cottonwood Lane. A right turn lane will be constructed for improved pedestrian and traffic safety at Cottonwood Lane.
Accessibility improvements and new sidewalk and paving will also be added along the highway’s west side between Shadow Lane and Main Street.
Highway paving will also be widened to allow enhanced parallel parking and access to the In Town Park.
The road was last fully repaved in 1993, with minor resurfacing in 2012. Roadway lighting improvements will be made in early 2021 as electrical poles are manufactured.
In 2017, NDOT repaved an adjoining section of 95A between U.S. 50 in Silver Springs and Royal Oaks Drive in Fernley. New passing lanes were also installed, roadway slopes flattened for safety and roadside guardrail replaced.
While the project is constructed, periodic single lane and shoulder closures will begin Monday and take place between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays on Fernley High School. Businesses, side roads and driveways will remain accessible during construction.