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Downtown Construction Project continuing to progress

According to Construction Project Manager Corey Merrigan with Construct, Inc, progress has continued to be good for the Downtown Construction Project in Nevada.

As announced in our last update, Lincoln Highway between 5th and 7th streets was closed, and work did begin this past Monday. 

By this morning (June 25), Merrigan said, “we are finished with removals of concrete (on Lincoln Highway) … and are getting ready for underground work to start.”

OnTrack is scheduled to begin Monday with underground work on Lincoln Highway, and how long that work will take is going to be very dependent on the weather, which is looking rainy next week.

“If it rains most of the week, that could slow down OnTrack’s progress and therefore slow down the subgrade prep that happens after they are finished,” Merrigan said. Rain, he explained, while absolutely needed for the farmers, can cause a “chain reaction” slowdown where construction is concerned.

Without rain delays, OnTrack would finish work on Lincoln Highway in the next three weeks, Merrigan said.

“That would put us at mid-July, and our Construct workers need three to four weeks per block to complete all the paving and sidewalks. So we’re looking at two months from OnTrack being complete on Lincoln Highway to when we would complete our work on Lincoln Highway,” he said, and it’s all weather-dependent.

As for when the block of 6th Street between Lincoln Highway and M Avenue will be closed, Merrigan said they would wait as long as possible to shut it down. He’ll have a better estimate on when it will close after he sees what progress is made on Lincoln Highway over the next two weeks.


South of Lincoln Highway

Work along K Avenue east of Sixth Street has progressed nicely.

“As we sit today, we still have work to do in the alleys, both south and north of K, and we still have sidewalk work to finish on K,” Merrigan said.

If the weather cooperates, “we’re hoping to have K finished by the end of the second week of July, around July 9 or 10, and I have striping (painting) scheduled for July 12-14.” Residents are reminded that all of K Avenue between 5th and 7th streets will be closed during striping.

“We’d love to have all of K Avenue open by mid-July, the 15th or 16th. That’s our goal!,” Merrigan said.

Written by Marlys Barker, City of Nevada

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