Kingsbury road work may continue into spring |

Kingsbury road work may continue into spring

by Andy Bourelle

Work on the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade may continue for several months, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The company awarded the $108,000 contract to V & C Construction out of Minden. The company has until May 27 to complete the work, said Scott Magruder, NDOT spokesman.

The company is not actually working on the road but on the slopes above the road. Crews are cleaning debris from slopes and stabilizing them. The work requires them to close one lane of the highway. NDOT is requiring the company to keep delays under 30 minutes.

NDOT is planning to complete some South Shore work this summer, which wasn’t finished last year. Parts of the Lake Tahoe portion of Kingsbury Grade and U.S. Highway 50, from the state line to Spooner Summit, still need to be paved.

“I think that’s one of the reasons we’re trying to get this (Kingsbury Grade slope) work done,” Magruder said. “We don’t want this to tie up traffic when we’re doing the rest of the paving on Kingsbury and 50.”

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