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NDOT on the road

Michael Schneider

A $7.6 million Nevada Department of Transportation project to make a notoriously dangerous portion of U.S. Highway 50 safer is under way.

One part of the project, to be completed by Granite Construction Company of Sparks, will construct a concrete median divider on the highway from the Highway 395 junction in Carson City to Spooner Summit.

According to Scott Magruder, NDOT spokesman, there has been a push for some time to divide the highway known for accidents including head-on collisions.

“It’s a four-lane, high-speed road,” Magruder said. He said the project should be complete by Dec. 15.

The other part of the project, according to Magruder, will be repaving of Highway 50 from the Carson City/Douglas County line east of Spooner to Elks Point Road on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.

Magruder said this portion of road has not been paved for a decade and tends to get beat up by bad weather in winter months.

Granite will work 24 hours a day to complete the project, which Magruder said will cause only minor traffic delays. Most pavement laying will have to be done during the day when the weather is warm.

The repaving portion of the project should be complete by Oct. 15.

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