State Route 361 will be closed near mile marker 14 at Petrified Wash between Gabbs and Luning beginning Nov. 12 as the Nevada Department of Transportation replaces an aging roadway culvert.

Beginning the morning of Monday, Nov. 12 through Nov. 28, a one-mile segment of SR 361 will be closed between Gabbs and Luning as NDOT replaces culverts at the Petrified Wash. Potential state highway detour routes include traveling Alternate U.S. 95 between U.S. 95 and U.S. 50. Gabbs will still be accessible from the north via U.S. 50 to SR 361.

By closing the road to through traffic, NDOT will be able to shorten major traffic impacts to approximately two weeks as opposed to more than two months of lane closures if the road was left open to traffic. The road closure also enhances safety for both drivers and workers by eliminating traffic through the narrow excavation site, and allows major construction to complete before potential heavy winter weather.

The existing aging culvert structures will be replaced by three 10-foot reinforced concrete box culverts. Roadside shoulders and barrier rail will also be enhanced for improved traffic safety.

The approximately $3 million project by contractor Road and Highway Builders is part of NDOT’s program of renovating and replacing older culverts and bridges to help ensure the safety of the motoring public. NDOT’s dedicated bridge inspection and rehabilitation program has helped Nevada bridges to be named the nation’s best for five consecutive years.

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