I-80 Eastbound Fourth Street Off-Ramp Closed

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. –The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Granite Construction will complete the second phase of the traffic switch on I-80 between Wells Avenue and Fourth Street on Monday night, March 12, 2012 around 10 pm, weather permitting.

I-80 traffic will be in the new westbound lanes between Keystone Avenue and Fourth Street and reduced to two lanes in each direction. The I-80 eastbound Wells Avenue on and off-ramps; the eastbound Fourth Street off-ramp; and the westbound Fourth Street on-ramp will be closed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for approximately five months.

To help drivers navigate the construction the design-build team recommends the following driver tips: Pay Attention. There are new lane configurations between Keystone Avenue and Fourth Street. Watch for merging traffic.

Through Traffic Stay Left.

Motorists driving east or west on I-80 should stay in the left lane.

Slow Down.

The speed limit is 55 MPH and fines are doubled in work zones. NHP will be strictly enforcing the speed limit.

Suggested Alternate Routes:
-I-80 eastbound Wells Ave. on-ramp closure use Fourth St. on-rampMotorists are encouraged to take Wells Ave. south to Sixth St. and east to Fourth St.
-I-80 eastbound Wells Ave. off-ramp closure use Virginia St. off-ramp.Motorists are encouraged to use the Sierra St. exit south to Sixth St.
-I-80 eastbound Fourth St. off-ramp.Motorists are encouraged to take I-80 east to US 395 south; exit Second St. west to Kietzke Ln.; Kietzke Ln. north to Fourth St. Fourth St.
-I-80 eastbound off-ramp alternate route from NB US 395.Motorists are encouraged to take NB US 395 north to I-80 east; to Rock Blvd. north to Prater Way/ Fourth St. Fourth St.
-I-80 westbound on-ramp closures use Wells Ave. on-rampMotorists are encouraged to take Fourth St. west to Sixth St. and north to Wells Avenue.

Detailed maps are available on the project website KeepRenoSparksMoving.com. The estimated $72 million I-80 Design-Build Project includes pavement rehabilitation on approximately 40-year-old concrete between Keystone Avenue and Fourth Street, as well as installing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), signing and striping, drainage and ramp improvements and landscaping and aesthetics enhancements on I-80 between Robb Drive and Vista Boulevard.

The project is expected to complete in Fall 2012. Additional project information is available at KeepRenoSparksMoving.com, by phone at (775) 352-5444 or by e-mail at info@KeepRenoSparksMoving.com.

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