NDOT: Construction 'more important than ever' for Vegas roads during pandemic

Posted at 9:39 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:13:34-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a "Stay at Home" order back in March and since then fewer people have been driving on the roads. However, according to Nevada Department of Transportation, construction is still moving forward on many of their projects.

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Officials with NDOT say they're trying to take advantage of fewer people on the roads, even adjusting the times they work.

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That means the roads should not be neglected in a time where people in Nevada need them most.

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"It's our feeling that it's more important than ever to keep our state's roads and bridges open and operating," sait Tony Illia with NDOT, "in order to keep a steady delivery of supply and other critical materials, including food and medicine."

Illia says crews are following CDC guidelines by staying six feet away from each other and only working in groups of 10 people or less.