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Segment Four of the SouthEast Connector Receives Pavement
The section of new roadway between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive, referred to as Segment 4, received its first round of pavement this week. Both northbound and southbound lanes are receiving the first five out of seven inches total of asphalt pavement. The remaining two inches will be placed prior to project completion.
Paving the roadway in sections will help the project team with dust control measures and to travel the length of the project more safely and efficiently. Though paving will occur in sections, the roadway will not be open to the public until project completion in late 2017.
Crews place asphalt pavement between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive.
The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Stormwater Division visited the project site this Wednesday, October 19 and confirmed no violations were made in regards to the excess water.
No oil, fuel, or lubricants leaked from the machinery, and the product used within the portable toilets is a non-hazardous, biodegradable material. It was determined the portable toilets were also cleaned Friday afternoon leaving no waste in them during the weekend storm.
The project team’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) were successful and in compliance with environmental regulations.
Pembroke Drive Closure Reminder
Pembroke Drive, between Bullocks Road and Steamboat Creek, will be closed to all traffic in the area of the SouthEast Connector project beginning October 31 and lasting about two months. All traffic will detour to Mira Loma Drive including bicyclists and pedestrians. The closure is necessary to relocate a water line and was timed for the colder months when there is less demand on the water system. No one’s water will be shut off as a result of the work. Mira Loma Drive will remain open as an alternate route. Due to the nature of the work (installing large box culverts under Pembroke) the closure is needed 24 hours a day. This allows for a much safer situation and allows for the work to occur faster than if a closure did not occur. We will make every effort possible to expedite the work. NOTE: During this closure, we will also do some preliminary work on the intersection in an effort to reduce the length of time for work scheduled in summer 2017.
The RTC has coordinated with emergency services and the Washoe County School District. Emergency access will not be restricted during the entire closure and the haul road, which was created for construction of the SouthEast Connector, will be open for emergency vehicles. Use of this road by first responders may even improve response times in the area from today.
During the closure, the RTC will provide periodic updates to the public through the weekly stakeholder updates. We greatly appreciate the public’s understanding during construction, and the project remains on-schedule for a substantial completion date in December 2017.
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