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US 95 closure extended through June

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it is extending the temporary closure of U.S. Highway 95 between the U.S. Route 6 and State Route 360 junctions through June 30 in Esmeralda and Mineral counties.

This stretch of highway, which averages approximately 2,300 vehicles daily, had been scheduled to reopen by 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, following $2.43 million in emergency repairs stemming from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred May 15 approximately 20 miles southeast of Mina.

And while the repairs will finish as originally scheduled, the closure will be extended through 4 p.m. June 30 for an additional, separate chip seal pavement improvement project. Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc. is the general contractor under a $2.1 million contract.

“Chip sealing combines layers of asphalt and fine aggregates that help prevent roadway deterioration for a smoother, safer driving experience,” NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said. “It’s a cost-effective maintenance solution that extends the roadway’s life cycle.”

Work will occur along U.S. Highway 95 between mile markers 83 and 97 in Esmeralda County and from mile markers 0 and 25 in Mineral County. Motorists will be detoured along U.S. Route 6 and State Route 360, resulting in up to 30-minute travel delays. Unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible because of weather or other factors.

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

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