weather icon Clear

Contract approved for Calvada Boulevard paving

Nye County Commissioners on Nov. 12 approved a $137,386 contract with Wulfenstein Construction Company, the only supplier of SuperPave material, to treat a section of Calvada Boulevard between Blagg Road and Red Rock Drive.

A report by the Nye County Public Works Department said they were pleased with the preliminary performance of the SuperPave material during a test project at the intersection of Calvada Boulevard and Pahrump Valley Boulevard last June.

The work includes addressing a SuperPave overlay 400 feet north and 200 feet south on Blagg Road.

Jim Wulfenstein wrote county commissioners his company is experienced in applying unique, specialized asphalt mixes in the Death Valley area. Through years of testing different asphalt mix designs, CalTrans, the California highway system and federal highways have gone exclusively to SuperPave mixes, he said.

Perpetual Pavement, together with SuperPave, combined smoothness and safety advantages of asphalt with an advanced, multi-layer design process that with routine maintenance extends the useful life of a roadway, Wulfenstein said.

The bill includes $98,302 for the SuperPave mix and $10,852 for asphalt installation. Asphalt patching will cost $18,418. Nye County public works crews will mill Calvada Boulevard before the paving.

The project is funded in the 2015 county roads budget. The request passed without a discussion.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Nevada at peak levels of last summer

Updated data from the Department of Health and Human Services posted on the state’s coronavirus website showed 1,143 people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, a sharp increase of 97 from Monday’s report.

Pahrump public pool closed following area storms

The Pahrump Community Swimming Pool at Petrack Park is a popular summertime destination, particularly for the valley’s youngsters and throughout the summer months, it is often swarming with swimmers looking for a way to escape the intense desert heat.

Thousands of Nevadans face eviction after federal ban ends this week

A federal protection for tenants who have been unable to pay their rent during the pandemic is expected to expire this week, and thousands of Nevadans are at risk of being evicted from their home.

Poll shows Nevadans support trading caucus for primary

A new poll of Nevada voters released Monday found bipartisan support for getting rid of the caucus system in favor of presidential preference primary elections.

Lake Powell drops to lowest level in reservoir’s history

“This is a benchmark moment,” Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network, said Sunday. “And it’s not going to be the last one this summer.”

Buffalo Soldiers Day in Nevada celebrated for 3rd year

Nevada’s third Buffalo Soldiers Day was celebrated Saturday to honor the country’s all-Black military units.

Face mask backers urge Board of Regents to make them mandatory for all

Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.

Adam Sullivan confirmed as Nevada State Engineer

After serving as “acting” Nevada state engineer and administrator of the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) for the past seven months, Adam Sullivan has now been confirmed in those positions, with his official appointment reported in a press release issued Tuesday, July 20.