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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 2, 2024

MEDIA CONTACT
Meg Ragonese, Public Information Officer
Phone: 775.443.5926
Email: mragonese@dot.nv.gov

Extended Closure of U.S. 395 Parr/Dandini Blvd. Ramps Begin July 7 As Part of NDOT Highway Widening Project

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Beginning July 7, the northbound U.S. 395 Dandini Boulevard exit 71 will be closed in Reno’s North Valleys through mid-September as part of a continuing Nevada Department of Transportation project to widen and improve the highway.

The northbound U.S. 395 on and off ramp to Dandini Boulevard will be closed 24/7 beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 7 through mid-September as the off ramp from northbound U.S. 395 is widened, slightly realigned and repaved. NDOT will heighten the ramp, and realign where the off-ramp enters Dandini Boulevard.  

  • A nearby detour will be available via North Virginia Street (exit 72) to Parr Boulevard.
  • The Dandini and Parr boulevard bridge over U.S. 395 will remain open.
  • On the opposite side of the intersection, southbound U.S. 395 ramps to Parr Boulevard will remain open during daytime hours, with periodic overnight ramp closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • The ramp closure is needed as part of continuing multi-year highway improvements to widen and repave approximately four miles of U.S. 395 between North McCarran Boulevard and Golden Valley Road.

REMINDER- Existing Lane and Ramp Closures

Drivers should plan ahead and leave extra travel time for the following traffic changes:

24/7 Lane Shifts and Speed Reductions
  • Northbound U.S. 395 remains reduced to two lanes 24/7 from just north of Oddie Boulevard to Golden Valley Road through mid-2025 as sections of highway and bridges are removed and reconstructed, retaining walls built and other improvements made.
  • Highway lanes are slightly reduced in width and shifted.
  • Speeds are reduced to 55mph 24/7 through the work zone.
Lane and Ramp Closures
  • Additional overnight lane closures continue, with highway lanes reduced to a minimum of one lane in each direction:
    • Northbound U.S. 395: lanes reduced between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m.
    • Southbound U.S. 395: lanes reduced between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Intermittent ramp closures will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday evenings through Saturday mornings. Detour routes will be marked.
  • Virginia Street on-ramp to southbound U.S. 395 in Panther Valley is closed through late 2024.
  • Construction schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.
  • In coming months, NDOT advises drivers to anticipate additional major construction impacts, including extended closure of North Virginia Street access to northbound U.S. 395 for bridge construction.

With major construction scheduled to take place through the end of 2025, NDOT is encouraging drivers to sign up for the following traffic alerts:

  • Text “NorthValleys” to 866-540-8466 to sign up for construction text alerts.
  • Contact the project hotline at (775) 636-4202.
  • Visit 395NorthValleys.com for project information and updates.

The project will make the following improvements to enhance traffic mobility and safety on the heavily-traveled corridor:

  • Add additional lane to southbound U.S. 395 between north McCarran Boulevard and Golden Valley Road. This new lane will be constructed in the median of the southbound freeway.
  • Construct additional merge (auxiliary) lanes between each freeway ramp in both directions of U.S. 395 between north McCarran Boulevard and Golden Valley Road.
  • Construct a “braided” freeway ramp along northbound U.S. 395 between the Panther Valley on-ramp and Golden Valley Road for safer, smoother traffic flow, similar to southbound I-580 ramps at Mill and Second streets.
  • Repave both directions of U.S. 395 between north McCarran Boulevard and Golden Valley Road.
  • Construction of five new sound walls, retaining walls, and aesthetic elements highlighting the gateway to the City of Reno and roadside ground treatments such as native plantings and rock.
  • Add paved shoulders of up to 12 feet to provide room for enhanced incident management and roadside response.

Additional state highway information is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTReno on Twitter for traffic and project updates in northern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates from across the state.

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