NDOT to launch 2-year paving plan in May for Incline area highways

Staff Report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Nevada Department of Transportation has launched a 2-year highway project that will impact two mountainous Lake Tahoe highways starting this spring and summer in Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

Commercial truck restrictions and shoulder closures will begin on Mount Rose Highway (State Route 431) Monday, May 3 as NDOT repaves and enhances the roadway.

Beginning May 3 through fall, commercial trucks of 26,000 pounds or greater will be prohibited from traveling westbound over SR-431 further than Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, according to a NDOT press release. Trucks will be allowed to travel eastbound from Incline Village to Reno. The truck closure is a safety precaution to prevent trucks traveling down the mountain potentially encountering brake issues in the road work zone.

Over the coming two years, drivers should also anticipate shoulder and single lane closures on SR-431 from the summit to Incline Village and State Route 28 from Crystal Bay to near Sand Harbor State Park as NDOT repaves nearly 15 miles of the highways.

The repaving will help restore the highways amid freeze-thaw conditions which can deteriorate road surfaces.

The project will make the following improvements over the next two summer construction seasons:

State Route 28 from Nevada/California border to Ponderosa Ranch Road in southern Incline Village

Repaving — 4 inches of road asphalt will be removed and replaced.

Select roadway cross slopes will be reconstructed for enhanced alignment and drainage.

Drainage and guardrail improvements will enhance roadside safety and water quality, ensuring additional stormwater treatment before reaching the lake.

Enhanced sidewalks, sidewalk ramps and driveway accesses will provide additional roadway connectivity, accessibility and safety.

An aging timber retaining wall on SR-28 approximately a half mile south of Memorial Point lookout will be reinforced with a soil nail wall. Anchor bars and “shotcrete” concrete will create the soil nail wall to help reinforce against age-related settlement.

Drainage improvements will be made where Marlette Creek crosses underneath SR-28, enhancing water quality and ensuring additional stormwater treatment before reaching Lake Tahoe.

State Route 431 (Mt. Rose Highway) from State Route 28 roundabout in Incline Village to Tahoe Rim Trailhead at Mount Rose Summit

Repaving — 3 inches of road asphalt will be removed and replaced.

New concrete barrier rail-aging roadside concrete barrier rail will be upgraded on multiple segments of the corridor.

Select roadway shoulders will be reconstructed and flattened.

As many as 10,000 drivers travel the stretch of highway every day. The highways were last fully reconstructed nearly 14 years ago.

For more information, visit or call 775-888-7000.

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