Caughlin Fire (Courtesy: KOLOTV.com)
RENO, Nev. - Restoration work due to damage in the Windy Hill area from the Caughlin Fire will bring lane closures to Lakeside drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Beginning Wednesday morning, Lakeside Drive will only have one lane in operation from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. and flaggers will be directing traffic. Motorists using Lakeside in the Windy Hill area should expect delays and allow additional time or find alternate routes.
The lane closures are in connection with restoration work due to damage from the Caughlin Fire on November 18, 2011. The Nevada Land Conservancy, through funding provided by the Truckee River Fund, has hired a contractor to hydroseed nearly five acres of private land on the slopes of Windy Hill on the west side of Lakeside above Bartley Ranch. The process includes the application of native grass seed in the affected burn areas.
The traffic plan was approved by the Washoe County Public Works Department and the contractor applying the hydroseed is Kelley Erosion Control. For more information you can contact Lynda Nelson, (775) 997-3982 or Tracy Visher, (775) 742-0076 with the Nevada Land Conservatory.