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Kingsbury Grade reopens to through traffic, roadwork continues

Tribune staff report

Kingsbury Grade is once again reopen after being closed to through traffic since the beginning of September.

The road was closed near Daggett Summit while the Nevada Department of Transportation continued a major pavement reconstruction project on the well-traveled State Route.

Construction on Kingsbury will continue over the next few weeks, but the road will no longer be closed to traffic traveling between Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley.

The roadway opened Tuesday, following the second of two closures. The first occurred in May. The second closure was originally slated to end in mid to late October, according to NDOT.

"These traffic closures positioned us to accomplish much of the work in half the time we would otherwise be able to," NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriquez said in a statement. "We know that a traffic closure like this impacts drivers and residents, and we want to thank each and every Kingsbury Grade motorist, resident and business, and the entire Tahoe and Carson Valley communities, for their understanding. The professional expeditious work of the contractor, Q&D Construction, and the understanding of the community have made this a successful project thus far."

Despite the closure being lifted, roadwork will continue as crews finish this season's construction, according to NDOT. Therefore, motorists can expect traffic delays of up to 30 minutes over the next few weeks.

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Construction is scheduled to resume in spring 2015. Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said another closure is not planned at this time.

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