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Posted on: August 17, 2017
[ARCHIVED] NDOT Pilot Car Operation Along Highway 160 near Johnnie's Curve from August 17-25
PAHRUMP - The Nevada Department of Transportation will have a pilot car, or escort vehicle, safely lead motorists through the construction zone along State Route 160 between Mile Markers 24 and 27 near “Johnnie Curve” just north of Pahrump.
The car is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, August 17 through August 25.
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 for a rejuvenated driving surface, plus adding two flashing arrow signs powered by solar panels to “Johnnie Curve” as well as a high friction surface to prevent skidding. 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 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 traveling 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 nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.
Photo courtesy of Nevada Department of Transportation