Few complaints about Highway 28 construction on east shore
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. ” The entire Northbound lane on State Route 28 between Sand Harbor and the U.S. Highway 50 intersection was fully paved this week as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s $5 million project to resurface the path.
The 8-mile path east of Incline was opened to motorists at 5 a.m. Friday, after being shut down since 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, to allow Granite Construction crews to resurface the northbound lane, NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder said Friday.
“It went very well this first week,” Magruder said. “I was surprised. I figured we were going to have more complaints, but there’s only been a few. I think they realize we’ve gotten the word out well enough about the project.”
Workers started work on the project’s east end, digging at night and paving during the day. Magruder said crews will enjoy the weekend off before starting back up at 7 p.m. Sunday.
“They’ll start doing it again, and weather permitting, will get the southbound lane done the next four days,” Magruder said.
While the entire resurfacing project is scheduled from May 3 to July 2, this first phase completely shuts the road from motorists, from 7 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Friday. The cycle repeats the next two weeks, with the road completely open from early Friday morning until Sunday evening, through May 22.
The project’s second phase involves one lane of traffic control from May 22 to July 2 on State Route 28 from Sand Harbor to the East Lakeshore Boulevard intersection. Motorists can expect half-hour delays during Phase 2, although it also plans to keep the road open without delays on the weekend.
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