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SR-160 widening public information meeting Thursday

If the State Route 160 widening project on a dangerous stretch of road between Las Vegas and Pahrump left you with more questions than answers, then an event Thursday will help clear up any issues one might have.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is hosting a public information meeting, looking for input for the proposed phase two improvements to SR-160 from Red Rock Canyon Road (State Route 159) to Mountain Springs (mile marker 16.63) in Clark County.

The event will take place at the Pahrump Community Library, on 701 East Street, Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Proposed upgrades include widening the highway from two to four travel lanes as well as frontage roads, lighting, signage and bicycle lanes.

SR-160 is the main highway linking Las Vegas with Pahrump and safety concerns, along with increased travel and rapid development along the highway, the need for larger capacity making the road more reliable and safer is needed. The $16.5 million highway widening project is scheduled to be completed in early 2017.

The public is encouraged to attend and comments may be submitted for public record in writing at the meeting or verbally to a court reporter, who will be at the meeting.

Requests for special accommodations for someone wanting to attend the event can be made by contacting Julie Maxey of NDOT by email at: jmaxey@dot.state.nv.us or via phone at: 775-888-7171.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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