Adding a passing lane will provide drivers a safer opportunity to pass, while also improving capacity and mobility.
From 2019-2020, construction will excavate rock to make room for an extended passing lane. Nine culverts will also be upgraded to be more fish-friendly.
Photos show progress on construction over the last two years. The last aerial photo was provided by Barnes Inc.
About 1.5 miles of new passing lane was completed but not paved.Season 1 summary
Although most complete closures of US-95 will be scheduled at night, during the second week of April, traffic will be stopped in both directions to allow the construction of an equipment access trail above the rock slope. Rock and other debris will be pushed off the slope into a catchment area for cleanup. Drivers should expect delays of at least 15 minutes; if rock falls onto the road, delays could become longer as crews remove it.
Expect reduced speeds now that contractors are on scene to replace signage and guardrail.Construction overview
The final season of work is underway, with the first closure for blasting scheduled March 12. Read more.