This important road improvement project will resurface both directions of I-80 between Keystone Avenue in Reno and the Nevada-California border. Approximately four inches of the roadway surface will be removed and repaved on more than 12 miles of interstate.
The project will provide a smoother and safer interstate driving surface.
Safety. NDOT currently places “Wrong Way” signs on all interstate off-ramps to notify drivers errantly entering in the wrong direction. Additional flashing warning signals and detection systems will also be added to I-80 ramps west of Reno as a highly-visible indication to help stop drivers from entering the wrong way, ultimately enhancing freeway safety.
Several roadside shoulders will be widened providing space for emergency storage of disabled vehicles, enforcement activities and roadway maintenance.
Operational. Merge lanes will also be lengthened from West Fourth Street to westbound I-80 near Mogul and the Gold Ranch-Third Street exit to eastbound I-80, as well as select other exits.
Environmental. As part of NDOT’s dedication to preserving the quality of stormwater crossing state roadways, roadside drainage and water treatment features will be enhanced.
Construction is scheduled to begin on Sunday evening, May 13, 2018 and continue for at least two construction seasons, with potential construction in a third year. Project completion will be updated as the project progresses and is weather dependent.
Construction will primarily take place on westbound I-80 May through November 2018, followed by construction on the eastbound interstate in 2019.
Motorists should anticipate single lane closures. To reduce impact to heavy commute travel, the lane closures will take place predominantly during overnight weekday hours. Short-term overnight interstate ramp closures will also take place.
The total project cost – including construction, design, permitting, and construction management – is approximately $43 million, funded with state dollars.