I-80 Corridor Striping Confusing Drivers

RENO, NV - Jose Flores shows us all the baked goods at his business El Pueblo Bakery.

About six months ago we talked to him about the impact of I-80 improvements would have on the bakery.

He was concerned but now says the detours helped him out.

These days he has another observation about the corridor and the new striping that's been put down.

“On the freeway I-80 and I saw the little curves barely saw them at night, and I was with my daughter in my car. And the car next to me was literally an inch away from my door because we got so confused with those sudden curves, “says Flores.

The striping has gotten the attention of more than just Flores.

One radio show this morning put it this way,

“Whoever did the striping, what were you doing? Were you drinking? Texting. Were you texting? It was texting and striping,” commented Bill and Connie on their morning show on ALICE 96.5.

We drove down the corridor to see what they were talking about.

At Wells near the I-80 east and 395 interchange, the striping does tend to get a little wacky.

Look farther down the straight of way and the far left lane has more than two lines in it.

Nevada's Department of Transportation says it’s looking into the concerns of drivers, but the department says this striping is only temporary as work will resume on the roadway in approximately 8 weeks.

That’s why the speed limit is at 55 miles an hour.

NDOT says pay attention to your lane, and take extra precautions at night as the reaction time to those lane changes is going to be slower.

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