PAHRUMP, Nev. - County Public Works is awaiting final approval this week of a $133,000 change order before resuming work on the Homestead Road resurfacing project.
The change order comes from requests made by two commissioners and a utility in the area.
Commissioner Dan Schinhofen requested what will be a 12-foot right turn lane into Lakeside Casino & RV park on the corner of Homestead and Thousandaire Boulevard. The change order includes the turn lane on Homestead, continuing 300 feet down Thousandaire to the RV park turn in.
Commissioner Butch Borasky asked for some additional paving on Heritage Drive in front of Living Waters Bible Church to help with dust control.
Pahrump Utility is also submitting plans to do some underground waterline improvements that would run across Homestead. The utility would cover the cost of that work.
The change order will not extend the completion date of the project, which is in mid-November.
Public Works Director Tim Dahl urged "patience" as the project has temporarily stopped, and remember that the speed limit is 25 mph in the construction area.
Work on the $1.2 million Homestead Road resurfacing project from Manse Road to just past Thousandaire Boulevard started in July.
The 1.3-mile resurfacing project will include pulverizing the existing asphalt, removal of road base material, excavating native subbase, re-compacting base, adding new base, road width widening, and asphalt paving.
The road will be widened from current width of approximately 22 feet to 38 feet of pavement. This will allow for safer traffic flow and bike lanes on both sides of Homestead.
East of the work zone, it is suggested traffic make use of Malibou Avenue which runs from Manse to Thousandaire, then use Squaw Valley Road or Jane Avenue to continue on to Kellog Road.
For the west side of the work zone, local traffic can use Oakridge Avenue from Manse to Thousandaire, or Vicki Ann Road from Gamebird to Kellog Road.
For east/west travel, take Gamebird Road from Highway 160 to Barney Street, or Kellog from Hafen Ranch Road to Vicki Ann would be the best routes.
Pahrump-based Wulfenstein Construction is the contractor on the project. The project is primarily funded by the Regional Transportation Commission.