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Nipton Road Upgrades To Cause Traffic Delays April 1-18 In Clark County

Crews Doing Crack Filling Pavement To Reinforce Roadbed

March 28, 2019 - 11:46 am
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CLARK COUNTY, NV (KXNT) - It's a road that's still in Southern Nevada, but no many people use the two-lane highway.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be crack sealing a 9-mile-stretch of east and westbound State Route 164, also known as Nipton Road, from April 1-18 in southwest Clark County. The two-lane rural highway connects U.S. Highway 95, near Searchlight, to Nipton, California.

Crews will be crack filling pavement with an asphalt emulsion to reduce water infiltration and reinforce the roadbed, working in two-mile-long segments from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Thursday. A flagging and pilot car operation will safely chaperone vehicles through the construction work zone. Motorists can expect minor travel delays.

“Crack filling prevents further roadway deterioration for a smoother, safer driving experience,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It’s a cost-effective maintenance solution that extends the roadway’s lifecycle.”

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures, and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.