August 23, 2014
CARLIN, Nev. (AP) - Travelers across northeastern Nevada on Interstate 80 can say goodbye to detours at the Carlin tunnels, at least until next spring.
With winter approaching, the Department of Transportation says the traffic detours will end Wednesday.
Since June drivers on westbound I-80 have been detoured through the Carlin Canyon area.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports both directions of I-80 traffic will travel directly through the Carlin tunnels for the winter.
Improvements began in May on the eastbound tunnel. Work included installing new interior lighting, seismic upgrades and repaving or reconstructing three miles of roadway through Carlin Canyon.
Barrier railing and drainage systems were enhanced and devices to monitor road conditions were installed.
The second phase of the $31 million project will begin next spring.
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