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NDOT Completes Important Phase of Carson City Freeway Work

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From the Nevada Department of Transportation:

The Nevada Department of Transportation's Carson City Freeway Project has reached a milestone with completion of an important construction phase.

Finishing work on phase 2B-2 has just wrapped up. The project included roadway grading, utility relocation, extensive drainage facilities to channel storm water runoff and construction of an overpass bringing Snyder Avenue over the future freeway. The approximately $9.5 million project, constructed by contractor Granite Construction, excavated nearly 300,000 cubic yards of earth for both drainage detention basins and roadway, constructed nearly two and half miles of storm drain and sewer and water lines and placed down 15,000-plus tons of base and paving, 680,000 pounds of reinforcing steel and 4,500 cubic yards of concrete for the new Snyder Avenue overpass as well as creating cul-de-sacs of Bigelow Drive, Bennett Avenue and other streets. A large drainage facility was constructed near Carson Street just north of the Spooner junction that will carry storm water into a 38-million gallon detention basin to eventually drain into the Carson River.

“This phase of the project was dedicated to laying the groundwork, literally, for the final paving and work on the last approximately four miles of the freeway, which will take place as part of the next construction phase,” NDOT Resident Engineer Stephen Lani explained.
The next phase of construction, which will pave and open the freeway to traffic between Fairview Drive and the Spooner/U.S. 50 junction in south Carson City, is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2015. The freeway is projected to open to traffic between Fairview Drive and the U.S. 50/Spooner Junction when that final phase of construction completes in approximately 2017. With funding from federal transportation funds, the state highway fund and Carson City, the project is aimed at increasing traffic mobility and safety with an interstate bypass alternative to help remove through-traffic congestion from downtown Carson City.

Further project information is available at www.ccfreeway.com or by dialing (775) 888-7000.

From the Nevada Department of Transportation
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