The Nevada Department of Transportation plans to continue intermittent pilot car operations along Nevada Highway 160 between Betty Avenue and “Johnnie Curve” in Pahrump through 5 p.m. today.
Traffic restrictions are needed for painting stop bars and turn arrows, installing signs, and testing painted pavement stripe reflectivity as part of a $8.7 million 14-mile upgrade of Highway 160, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said.
Road and Highway Builders is the general contractor.
Project plans call for mill-and-overlay improvements for a rejuvenated driving surface between East Basin Avenue to just north of Bell Vista Avenue in Pahrump.
Other work entails adding two flashing arrow solar-powered signs to “Johnnie Curve” as well as a high-friction surface to prevent skidding, plus widening and lengthening the turn pocket at U.S. Highway 95 and Highway 160 for a safer, more efficient highway-to-highway connection.
Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible, NDOT said.