Lane delays underway for Sparks Boulevard work

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Beginning Tuesday, September 5, drivers can expect delays on Sparks Boulevard between Baring Boulevard and Pyramid Highway as crews begin resurfacing and striping the roadway.

Contractor Sierra Nevada Construction will slurry seal from 6AM to 5PM daily through Saturday, September 9. Also, overnight striping of the roadway will take place from 7PM to 5AM through September 14. The city says a minimum of one travel lane will remain open in each direction at all times with flagger controls at the major intersections. To minimize traffic delays during peak commute hours, construction will not occur in the southbound lanes before 9AM or on the northbound lanes after 3PM.

The city says the project is part of the Regional Transportation Commission's annual Pavement Preservation Project that includes corrective maintenance (asphalt concrete patching) of regional roads that require short-term maintenance measures to improve ride quality and durability until complete reconstruction in three to five years. The city says this work is necessary because of the severe winter that has resulted in accelerated deterioration of regional roads near the end of their life cycles.

The roads to be included in the project are located throughout the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe County. Construction will continue through October 2017.