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Heads Up on State Route 28 – Incline Village area improvements…

LANE REDUCTIONS ON SR 28 AS PART OF NDOT’S INCLINE VILLAGE-AREA IMPROVEMENTS

Carson City, Nev. – Drivers will see lane closures on State Route 28 south of Sand Harbor State Park beginning May 9 as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues enhancements to State Routes 431 and 28 near Incline Village.

From May 9 through mid-June, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by an automated temporary traffic signal, 24-7 on State Route 28 near the Thunderbird Lodge south of Sand Harbor State Park. Similar to a standard traffic signal, drivers will stop on a red light to allow traffic to drive safely through the work zone. Speeds will be reduced to 45mph.

Drainage improvements will be made where Marlette Creek crosses underneath SR 28, reducing pooling water on the roadway and enhancing water quality and ensuring additional stormwater treatment before reaching Lake Tahoe. As part of the work, trees do need to be removed under U.S. Forest Service permit. For every tree removed, five new native pine trees will be planted.

Day and nighttime single lane closures will also continue on other sections of State Route 28 from Crystal Bay to the Sand Harbor State Park area, and on Mt. Rose Highway from the summit to the State Route 28 roundabout. While the majority of delays will be minimal, drivers can anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes with alternating directions of traffic through the work zone. No lane closures will take place over holiday weekends.

  • May 2-May 13: single lane closures will take place 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
  • May 15-October: single lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. Sundays through noon Fridays.
  • May 2-October: commercial trucks with air brakes (26,000 pounds or greater) will once again be prohibited 24-7 from traveling westbound over Mt. Rose Highway between the Mt. Rose ski resort and Incline Village. The truck closure is a safety precaution to prevent trucks traveling down the mountain potentially encountering brake issues in the road work zone. Trucks will be allowed traveling eastbound.

Construction during the 2022 season will include:

  • ITS conduit line installation – SR 28 from Nevada/California border to south in front of the casinos, and from the Northwood/Southwood Boulevard intersection in Incline Village to Ponderosa Ranch
  • Select roadway cross slopes will be reconstructed for enhanced roadway alignment and drainage
  • Drainage and guardrail improvements will enhance roadside safety and water quality, ensuring additional stormwater treatment before reaching Lake Tahoe
  • Enhanced sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, and driveway accesses
  • An aging timber retaining wall on SR 28 approximately a half mile north of Memorial Point lookout will be reinforced
  • Drainage improvements will be made where Marlette Creek crosses underneath SR 28, enhancing water quality and ensuring additional stormwater treatment before reaching Lake Tahoe
  • SR 431 from SR 28 roundabout in Incline Village to Tahoe Rim Trailhead at Mt. Rose Summit:
  • Repaving eight miles of SR 431- Three inches of roadway asphalt will be removed and replaced
  • Approximately three miles of new concrete barrier rail
  • Select roadway shoulders will be reconstructed and flattened

For additional information, please visit InclineHighways.com. You can also call the project hotline at (775) 560-0402, e-mailInclineHighways@gmail.com or text INCLINE to (775) 242-9168 to sign up for text alerts.

Additional state highway information is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTReno on Twitter for traffic and project updates in northern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates from across the state.

Construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

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