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Work starts on Nevada Highway 160 project in Pahrump

Progress is being made on a road construction project just south of Walmart on Nevada Highway 160.

Construction crews began installing an S-curve center median at Highway 160 and Oxbow Avenue/Wilson Road on May 13.

Progress on the project was highly visible just two days after work got underway.

According to Tony Illia, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Transportation, the S-curve project will prevent motorists from making U-turns.

“It prevents dangerous left turns across traffic due to repeated crashes. However, it still allows right turns,” Illia told the Pahrump Valley Times in a May 10 report.

“Construction crews will be ‘installing a 6-inch raised cast-in-place painted concrete S-curve center median…,’” Illia said in the Times report.

As of Wednesday, motorists were unable to make left turns on Highway 160 from Oxbow Avenue/Wilson Road, where the Carl’s Jr. and the Pahrump branch of Wells Fargo Bank sit.

The more than $93,000 project is expected to come to completion on May 23, according to NDOT.

Las Vegas-based Rowley Contracting Inc. is the general contractor for the S-curve project that involves “miscellaneous lane striping and new directional traffic signage, including two ‘Do Not Enter’” signs and other signage, according to a May 10 report in the Pahrump Valley Times.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

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