Construction Underway on Kingsbury Grade

By: Trevor Smith/release
By: Trevor Smith/release

CARSON CITY, NV– Kingsbury Grade (SR 207) is closed near Daggett Summit as the second scheduled construction closure takes place for the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project.

Kingsbury Grade is closed to through traffic near the summit, just east of Tramway Drive.

During that time, non-permitted through traffic will not be allowed to travel through the Kingsbury summit area between Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley.

Residences and businesses on Kingsbury Grade will continue to be accessible by U.S. 50 at Tahoe. Kingsbury Grade will temporarily re-open to allow access for the Genoa Candy Dance on Sept. 27 and 28.

The closure is part of a $15 million project by contractor Q&D Construction to reconstruct pavement to a 13-inch depth, helping prevent continuing pavement deterioration from natural springs below the roadway, and make drainage, safety, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting and other improvements on Kingsbury Grade from just east of Daggett Summit (Tramway Drive) to the intersection of U.S. 50 at Stateline.

Since the project’s start in May, nearly one and half miles of roadway has been reconstructed, including excavation of nearly 7,000 cubic yards of old road and placement of 10,300 tons of new asphalt. Thus far, 1,400 linear feet of storm drain pipe have also been installed as one part of the project’s drainage improvements to enhance roadside drainage and Tahoe basin water quality.

Motorists are asked to obey traffic controls and drive at posted construction speed limits, or slower as necessary for conditions. The public can sign up for construction alerts and see additional project information at kingsburyproject.com or by dialing 1-844-888-ROAD.


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