U.S. 395 at Parr/Dandini reopens after northbound beams for bridge project placed

Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 2:16 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2020 at 7:39 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: U.S. 395 at Parr/Dandini is back open after crews completed placing the six beams overhead northbound 395 for the Parr/Dandini bridge project.

The major highway reopened ahead of schedule as originally it was expected to be back open 5 a.m. Monday, August 3. As the highway reopened, the on/off ramps are now closed.

More closures are expected to take place this month. Here is a list:

  • Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3 through the end of August, all northbound and southbound U.S. 395 Parr and Dandini boulevard on and off ramps will be closed.
  • Beginning Tuesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. through Wednesday, August 5 at 5 a.m., U.S. 395 southbound will be detoured using the southbound on and off ramps as crews place bridge girders. Drivers are asked to avoid travelling in the area and use North Virginia Street.
  • Nightly lane closures on U.S. 395 will take place through August between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays as crews begin construction of new bridge decks.
  • Construction will continue through November. U.S. 395 lanes will be open, with intermittent additional lane and ramp closures.
For more information on the project, click here.

ORIGINAL (July 31st, 2020): The project to replace the Parr-Dandini Bridge continues to move along.

Nevada Department of Transportation officials say they are about 50 percent done with the bridge portion of the project and 30 percent finished with the entire Parr-Dandini Bridge project.

This weekend, crews will take another major step towards finishing the bridge as precast bridge girders will be put into place as part of constructing a new bridge.

That work will result both directions of U.S. 395 to close between 9 p.m. Friday, July 31 and 5 a.m. Monday, August 3.

Drivers are asked to use freeway ramps to travel through the area, with up to 30-minute delays. Drivers can also avoid the area by taking North Virginia Street. Parr and Dandini boulevard traffic will not be able to access the freeway ramps during this time.

For more information on the project, click here.

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