Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lane Reductions as I-80 Construction of Truck Climbing Lane Begins West of Carlin

Nevada I-80 Construction | I-80 Exit Guide

Lanes will be reduced on Interstate 80 west of Carlin beginning February 28 as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues I-80 construction of passing lanes.

Approximately 10 miles of I-80 will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24/7 Feb. 28 through summer over Emigrant Pass (between I-80 Beowawe exit 261 and Carlin). Speed limits will be reduced to 55 mph.

A new westbound truck climbing/passing lane was constructed last year. This year, work will resume on a nearly three-mile eastbound truck climbing lane over Emigrant Pass. The lane closures will allow for construction to continue on a new bridge over I-80. The existing bridge at Emigrant Pass will be replaced with a wider, modern bridge to make way for the new truck climbing lane. Improvements also include resurfacing approximately six miles of I-80.

With nearly half of traffic in the area consisting of large trucks, the improvements by contractor Q&D Construction will help provide safer passing opportunities for all vehicles.

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