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N-DOT Crews Continue I-580 Work

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Construction on south bound I-580 is finally getting closer to completion.

NDOT crews tell Channel 2 that the construction is on time, and will be coming to an end this fall. 
 
"The crews have actually reconstructed concrete on four lanes of the interstate," said Meg Ragonese with NDOT. "Now, they're doing the critical finishing work.  We're looking to wrap the major construction up on the project this fall."
 
Since the major work began in the spring, four lanes of deteriorating, old roadway concrete have been removed and replaced on southbound i-580 between Glendale Avenue and Villanova Drive.  But delays and congestion continues. In fact, Northern Nevadans drivers are avoiding this area all together just to dodge the traffic.      

"In certain areas leading up to the I-580 work zone, we've actually seen traffic counts reduce as much as 40%, which means drivers are heading the advice to take different routes," she said. 

This project comes with a $12.1 Million price tag, and more than 140,000 vehicles use the stretch of freeway each day.

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