Preliminary work starts on Kingsbury Grade
April 11, 2014
Initial construction work has begun on the Nevada Department of Transportation's Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project.
Preliminary construction work will take place on the road shoulders, with flagger controls, through April 30 during the evening only from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
According to a press release:
Beginning May 1 through Memorial Day weekend (May 23), Kingsbury Grade will be closed near Daggett Summit as full construction begins. During the nearly month-long period directly prior to Memorial Day, and another month-long period after Labor Day, Kingsbury Grade will be closed to through traffic near the summit, just east of Tramway Drive. During those times, non-residential traffic will detour through U.S. 50 at Tahoe.
Construction will also continue during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with Kingsbury Grade open to through traffic, but nighttime construction-related lane closures and delays to be expected. The road will be open with one lane in each direction during daytime hours, weekends and holidays through these summer months.
The approximately $15 million project will reconstruct pavement and make drainage, safety, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting and other improvements on areas of Kingsbury Grade from just east of Daggett Summit (Tramway Drive) to the intersection of U.S. 50 at Stateline. Construction will follow a very aggressive schedule to complete the project in an accelerated twelve to eighteen months.
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"Kingsbury Grade is a vital thoroughfare," NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez explained. "Working with contractor Q&D Construction, we'll reconstruct the roadway and road base to a 13-inch depth, help prevent continuing pavement deterioration from natural springs below the roadway, improve lighting and visibility and do a lot more to keep the road open, accessible and safe into the future. The closures will help complete this project as quickly and as effectively as possible for everyone who uses and commutes on Kingsbury."
The project uses the Construction Manager at Risk process, which brings projectdesigners and contractors together at the start of the project with the goal of completing it more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
The public can sign up for construction alerts and see additional project information at kingsburyproject.com or by dialing 1-844-888-ROAD.
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