Work has begun on the Pahrump Valley Boulevard resurfacing project from Calvada Boulevard to Highway 372.
The $1 million project will expand the road width from 22 feet to 38 feet with bike lanes in both directions. Work includes crushing existing asphalt, removal of road base material, excavating native subbase, re-compacting subgrade, adding new structural fill and paving.
The work is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the road work on the road will include single lane closures that will delay traffic in the area. Pahrump Valley Boulevard will remain open during the project.
The project is expected to be completed in February.
Two bids were received for the project with Pahrump-based Wulfenstein Construction being awarded the contract in August by the Board of Nye County Commissioners.
The Pahrump Valley Boulevard resurfacing comes as major work on the $1.2 million Homestead Road resurfacing project has been concluded. The County Road Department is awaiting materials to stripe Homestead from Manse Road to just past Thousandaire Boulevard.
The project is funded from the Nye County Road Fund, which includes the 5-cent gas tax increase to 9 cents per gallon approved by Nye County Commission in late 2015. The county maintains approximately 2,747 miles of roads and bridges.
WORK ZONE SAFETY
Always buckle up and pay attention, especially when approaching a work zone. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed and people and vehicles may be working near the road. Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.
Minimize distractions, such as cell phone use. Keep consistent with traffic flow and make any necessary work zone merges in advance and do not weave in and out of traffic when not needed.
Only make lane changes when necessary and use proper turn signals for lane changes.
Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers. Watch for and follow all warning, closure and construction detour signs.
Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even in areas of long-term road work.
Remain calm. Remember that work zones are not there to inconvenience you. They are necessary to improve the roadway.
Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination.
Work Zone Safety tip courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation.