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May 22, 2014
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Kingsbury Grade reopens to through traffic Friday

Kingsbury Grade will reopen to through traffic Friday at about noon as road reconstruction switches to a night work only schedule.

Kingsbury, or State Route 207, has been closed at Daggett Summit since May 1 as part of an accelerated construction schedule enabling the project to be completed in 12 to 18 months rather than three years.

The recent closure resulted in the completion of 5,000 cubic yards of excavation, installation of 2,600 tons of new asphalt and 1,800 feet of new curb and gutter, according to a statement.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during this closure, which enabled construction work that usually takes months to complete, to be completed in 23 days,” said Pedro Rodriguez, project manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation, in a statement.

Kingsbury will be open to through traffic during the summer, but nighttime construction is expected to result in lane closures and delays.

During the day, the road will be open with one lane in each direction. It will also be open on weekends and holidays during the summer with no restrictions.

NDOT’s Kingsbury Grade project consists of reconstructing pavement and making improvements — such as safety, drainage, sidewalks, lighting and curbs and gutter upgrades — along Kingsbury Grade between Highway 50 and just east of Tramway Drive.

The next phase of construction begins May 27 with night work starting at 9 p.m. It will continue through the summer months until the road closes again at Daggett Summit after Labor Day.

For more information, visit kingsburyproject.com. A hotline has also been setup for project questions at 1-844-888-ROAD.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 22, 2014 08:22PM Published May 22, 2014 06:04PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.