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NPS Cyclic and Federal Highway Road Maintenance Resumes in Lake Mead NRA

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Date: March 20, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947

The chip/seal project that was started last fall by Hardrives Construction from Billings, Montana, is resuming. The project is part of ongoing, multi-year Federal Highway Administration, Federal Lands Division work and National Park Service (NPS) cyclic road maintenance. The NPS tries to accomplish this type of work in the off season to minimize impacts to visitors.

The chip/seal work will include the first phase of Lakeshore Road, the Alan Bible Visitor Center parking lot, the Railroad Tunnel trail parking lot, and the Boulder Beach entrance station. The scope of this work will include crack sealing, chip sealing, and re-striping. The cost of this work is $420,644 and is expected to last until May 2006. The Alan Bible Visitor Center is scheduled to be closed for one day, March 28, 2006. This date may need to be adjusted due to weather conditions.

The following road projects are part of the Federal Highway Administration’s contract with Frehner Construction out of Las Vegas, to do work at various locations on Northshore Road and all of Lake Mead Boulevard. This work could cause slight delays. The total scope of this work includes grading, drainage work, asphalt resurfacing, pavement rehabilitation and fog sealing. The cost of this work is $13,906,507.

There will be no total road closures, but there will be one-lane closures to accomplish the work in some areas. Delays in traffic are not to exceed 15 minutes. At times, visitors will be led by pilot cars.

This project is scheduled to run from now through May 2007 and includes:

Box Car Wash:
One lane closure will be needed. The crew will be removing top soil and constructing a detour prior to the installation of pre-cast box culverts. This work will take a total of 4-6 weeks.

Lake Mead Boulevard and Northshore Road Intersection:
One lane closure will be needed. The crew will be removing existing pipe culverts. They will be installing new culverts at a later stage of construction.

Lake Mead Boulevard (Near Gypsum Wash):
Crews will be removing and replacing existing curb and gutter in the area of Gypsum Wash. We are anticipating work will take about 8 weeks once pulverizing begins.

Northshore Road:
Two segments:
(1)Northshore Road mile marker 21 to mile marker 27.6
(2) Northshore Road mile marker 0 to just past mile marker 4

Work will begin in about one month once the Lake Mead Boulevard work is completed. Crews will be removing existing curb and gutter. We are anticipating work will take about 8 weeks once pulverizing begins. New curbs and gutters will be constructed.

Lakeshore Drive:
Fog Sealing will be done along the entire length of Lakeshore from Alan Bible Visitor Center to the Park Boundary at Lake Mead Drive.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park Service.

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