The Nevada Department of Transportation continues to work on a widening project of State Route 160 in Southern Nevada.
NDOT awarded a $58.6 million construction contract to Aggregate Industries to widen and upgrade a 6-mile stretch of Blue Diamond Road/SR 160 between Mountain Springs and Pahrump.
The project will expand that stretch of highway from two to four travel lanes.
“This is vital southwest valley corridor serves as a crucial link between Las Vegas and Pahrump,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon.
Other contract work will include a raised concrete median barrier, new signage, flattening side slopes, new landscaping and much more, according to the department.
The project started in September and is expected to be completed in August of 2020.
New video of today’s construction blasting along S.R. 160, near Mt. Potosi, in south Clark County, removing fractured bedrock for a $58.6 million, 6-mile-long highway widening project that began this summer. @nyecounty @ClarkCountyNV @RTCSNV pic.twitter.com/slTf5yylz7
— Nevada DOT (@nevadadot) October 19, 2018