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Posted on: August 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Pilot Car Operation Near Johnnie's Curve Resumes From August 8-16 in Pahrump

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will have a pilot car or escort vehicle safely chaperon motorists through the construction zone along State Route 160 between Mile Markers 20 and 27 in Nye County, just north of Pahrump, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, August 8 through August 16.
Traffic restrictions are required as part of $8.7 million of improvements to a 14-mile section of State Route 160 between East Basin Avenue to just north of Bell Vista Avenue in Pahrump. Road and Highway Builders is the general contractor. Plans call for mill-and-overlay upgrades where a large machine grinds away deteriorated layers of pavement then replaces it with a new asphalt for a rejuvenated driving surface. Meanwhile, two flashing arrow signs, powered by solar panels, are being added to “Johnnie Curve” as well as a high friction surface to prevent skidding through improved traction. Finally, the turn pocket at U.S. Highway 95 and State Route 160 is being widened and lengthened for a safer, more efficient highway-to-highway connection.
“This cost-efficient project is will extend the highway’s lifecycle while also creating a smoother and safer traveling experience,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “The project is anticipated to finish by late October.”
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible. NDOT works 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 or call 511 before driving.

Report courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation
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