The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be crack filling a 15-mile section of State Route 159 in both directions from Blue Diamond Road to just east of the Red Rock National Conservation Area from January 23 through March 1. Work will take place from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily, Tuesdays through Thursdays, between Mile Markers 0 and 15. A flagger and pilot car will safely escort motorists, cyclists and pedestrians through the 1-mile-long construction zone, resulting in up to 20-minute travel delays. Crews will begin just past Red Rock National Conservation Area and work southwest toward Blue Diamond Road.

Crack filling is done with a hot rubberized asphalt compound laid over existing blacktop that cures within 10 minutes of application. It’s a fast and cost-effective pavement preservation solution that produces a smoother, more durable and longer lasting roadway.

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour 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.

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