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ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND CULVERT REPAIRS PLANNED FOR LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

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Date: August 29, 2012

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2012

Release No.: 2012-36

Contact: Travis H. Anderson, P.E., (702) 293-8987

 

ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND CULVERT REPAIRS PLANNED FOR LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

LAS VEGAS, NV -Construction activities are scheduled to begin during the week of September 5, 2012 for pavement preservation at Callville Bay Access Road, Lakeshore Drive and various side roads and parking lots in the Boulder Harbor area. Visitors should expect delays due to temporary lane closures and occasional parking lot closures throughout the construction period. Work will occur during weekdays only.

The pavement preservation portion of the project consists of crack seal treatment, pothole patching and the application of sealcoat and chips with a top slurry seal. Culvert repairs will consist of the construction of a new concrete outlet structure, placement of riprap rock and the installation of gabion boxes. Construction is scheduled to end October 31, 2012.

This project will improve the existing asphalt pavement at Callville Bay, Lakeshore Drive and the various asphalt pavement areas in the Boulder Beach area. The project will also improve the drainage characteristics of the West End Wash culvert system for future flash flood events.

Funding for this $3,3031,726 project has been provided through a joint funding agreement with Federal Highways Administration and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The contractor is Abide International based out of California.

 

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