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Author Topic: Hwy 95 south of Fallon Nevada closes Thursday 3/9/2017 for flood mitigation work  (Read 289 times)

nvrver

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Hwy 95 south of Fallon Nevada closes Thursday 3/9/2017 for flood mitigation work

Governor Brian Sandoval has announced U.S. 95 south of Fallon will be closed Thursday March 3 through Friday, March 17 as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs additional drainage culverts to help protect the roadway during monumental local flood mitigation efforts. This closure will allow the prospective contractor to expedite the most cost effective and timely solution to try and avoid potential flooding of the highway and city of Fallon.
Beginning as early as 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9 through approximately 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, U.S. 95 will be closed between State Route 120 (Pasture Road) south of Fallon and Schurz as construction crews reinforce the road in preparation for floodwaters being diverted from Lahontan Reservoir. Drivers are advised to use other north-south routes as noted by more than 20 posted detour signs.

Detour:  Take Alternate 95 North or South from either Schurz or Fernley.   Dick nvrver
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nvrver

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Here is a emergency alert email I just received, it gives a little more detail.  Dick 

Churchill County Nevada Emergency Alerts
March 9, 2017 10:57 AM
Highway 95 Closure for Flood Preparations
Beginning as early as 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9 through approximately 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, U.S. 95 will be closed between State Route 120 (Pasture Road) south of Fallon and Schurz as construction crews reinforce the road in preparation for floodwaters being diverted from Lahontan Reservoir. Drivers are advised to use other north-south routes as noted by more than 20 posted detour signs.

To help prevent potential flooding in the City of Fallon following historically heavy winter precipitation, the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, in coordination with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Churchill County and the City of Fallon, are releasing water out of Lahontan Reservoir. Some of the water is being diverted through the V-Line Canal to Carson Lake Sink and other natural land basins on both sides of U.S. 95 directly south of Fallon. Flood waters are projected to surround the highway in the Carson Lake basin area through the spring and summer.

State Route 120 (Pasture Road) and State Route 718 (Curry Road-Lone Tree Road) may also be impacted by floodwaters
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