PAHRUMP, Nev. - Work on the Homestead Road resurfacing project from Manse Road to just past Thousandaire Boulevard is scheduled to start today, July 16, and is expected to run until late November.
"This project will entail some patience of the public to help keep a safe workplace by adhering to traffic controls throughout the project," said Tim Dahl, the county's public works director.
The 1.3-mile resurfacing project will include pulverizing the existing asphalt, removal of road base material, excavating native subbase, re-compacting base, adding new base, road width widening, and asphalt paving.
The road will be widened from current width of approximately 22 feet to 38 feet of pavement. This will allow for safer traffic flow and bike lanes on both sides of Homestead.
The work hours are planned for 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Vehicles approaching the work zone should expect delays and consider alternate routes.
East of the work zone, it is suggested traffic make use of Malibou Avenue which runs from Manse to Thousandaire, then use Squaw Valley Road or Jane Avenue to continue on to Kellog Road.
For the west side of the work zone, local traffic can use Oakridge Avenue from Manse to Thousandaire, or Vicki Ann Road from Gamebird to Kellog Road.
For east/west travel, take Gamebird Road from Highway 160 to Barney Street, or Kellog from Hafen Ranch Road to Vicki Ann would be the best routes.
Three bids were received for the project, with Pahrump-based Wulfenstein Construction being awarded contract with the low bid of $1,052,715.49.
The project is primarily funded by the Regional Transportation Commission.
This resurfacing project follows the $1.8 million Homestead Road Improvements Project completed earlier this year from Gamebird Road to Manse Road.
WORK ZONE SAFETY
Always buckle up and pay attention, especially when approaching a work zone. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed and people and vehicles may be working near the road. Always slow to posted work zone speed limits.
Minimize distractions, such as cell phone use. Keep consistent with traffic flow and make any necessary work zone merges in advance and do not weave in and out of traffic when not needed.
Only make lane changes when necessary and use proper turn signals for lane changes.
Keep a safe distance from cars ahead, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers. Watch for and follow all warning, closure and construction detour signs.
Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even in areas of long-term road work.
Remain calm. Remember that work zones are not there to inconvenience you. They are necessary to improve the roadway.
Plan ahead and give yourself time to reach your destination.
Work Zone Safety tip courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation.