53°F
weather icon Clear

Storm-damaged road reopens in Southern Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened storm-damaged Nipton Road (Nevada Highway 164) to public traffic in southern Clark County.

However, a pilot car operation remains in place. Average traffic along the roadway is less than 1,000 vehicles a day.

The reopening occurred around 5 p.m. Sept. 28, NDOT said in an announcement this week.

The department last month awarded a $3.45 million emergency contract to Las Vegas Paving to repair the storm-damaged road, which closed on Aug. 15 following flash flooding. A storm washed away portions of the east-west rural highway between mile markers 2 and 6.

The two-lane 18.6-mile-long roadway connects U.S. Highway 95 in southern Clark County, near Searchlight, to Nipton, California.

The improvements, which began Sept, 4, call for placing new roadbed, asphalt paving and installing new precast concrete box culvert for enhanced stormwater drainage. Construction work is expected to finish early November.

For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Nevada ranks high among the ‘booziest brunching’ states

Nevada saw 35 fatal crashes involving impaired drivers during brunch hours over the five-year period, with four in 2013 increasing to 12 in 2017.

NHP receives grant for traffic safety campaigns

The Nevada Highway Patrol has received a financial shot in the arm, courtesy of the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

BLM Nevada oil and gas lease sale nets $70,526

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced that its quarterly oil and gas lease sale in Nevada resulted in competitive bids for 19,051.53 acres.

Death Valley National Park getting ready to celebrate 25th anniversary

Death Valley National Park is hosting special programs and events in celebration of the park’s 25th birthday Oct. 26 –Nov. 2. On Nov. 2, the park will waive entrance fees, the park said in its news release announcement.

Arts, humanities celebrated in Nevada

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has proclaimed October as Arts and Humanities Month in Nevada.

CDC awards funds aimed at stopping to drug overdoses, deaths

As the drug overdose crisis evolves and becomes more complex, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing $301 million in new Overdose Data to Action funds to states and jurisdictions.

 
Nye solar plant could be facing a crisis

The future of the Crescent Dunes solar project, near Tonopah, may be uncertain.

Nye County systems to undergo cyber vulnerability testing

The subject of cybersecurity had Nye County commissioners at odds with one another during the most recent commission meeting, with three voting in favor of approving free cyber vulnerability assessments and the remaining two set against the move, citing concerns that the action could possibly result in future expenses.