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IrnBear

Alert: Blasting on Mt Potosi

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Hey All,

 

Just a heads up

They are doing some pretty serious road work on Mtn Pass

They are going to start blasting on Monday

Blasting will close the road for hours at a time

The Pahrump Valley Times says it will be every other day till the end of Oct early Nov

 

Keep this in mind when you plan your travels to Dumont.... 

 

Happy Duning,

 

IrnBear

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Thanks for the heads up! Any idea what they are doing? Widening the road maybe? They kinda need one more lane going up that hill. 

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The blasting is scheduled to run from 9/24/2018(today) through 10/15/2018.  The actual blasting will be done on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from aprox. 12:30pm to 2:30pm, during which time the road will be closed.  Pahrump Valley Times article.  The whole project to widen the roadway to 4 lanes with a hard divider and resurface the road is going to take aprox. 2 years.

Edited by 04toy
Project ending date was wrong, had 2015 instead of 2018
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Next road closure will be 10/5/2018 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm.

 

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Starting tonight they are doing some night work with up to 30min delays.  There is a Facebook page with more information: NV Highway 160 Construction Updates

 

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So to clarify...this is Mt Potisi, not Mtn Pass. Mt Pass is the hill after Primm. 

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Yes, sorry for that

I didn't know there was an official Mtn Pass😝

 

The intense road work is on the 160 headed to Pahrump at Mt Potosi

 

I know I was corrected with my initial post

 

I was intentionally vague due to past experience with the road work and closures.....

 

Anyway, it is still a good drive as long as it is not closed

 

IrnBear 

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:bump:

 

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Blasting on State Route 160 east of Mt. Potosi will resume Wednesday, Oct. 24. The road will close at 12:45 p.m. Please expect delays up to two hours and plan your trips accordingly. They will not know the completion time until they are done with the blasting. They are recommending that you plan for a 2 hour closure.

 

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@vegas style got caught in it this afternoon. 

 

It's hard to say which days they'll be blasting but they say every other day. So maybe Friday afternoon will be the next day. ? Just avoid it from 12:30-2:30 PM and you should be good. 

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My bosses live up there and they said they are closing the road every other day(so friday the 26th will be next) from 1245 til 245.

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1 hour ago, ChevyTraitor said:

So, if every other day, should we expect it to be closed Sunday, 10/28, from 12:45-2:45pm?  Thanks!! 

Hard to say but I would prepare for it just in case. Also, I heard it's down to one lane both directions at all times so even when they aren't blasting it gets pretty backed up at times. 

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From what I've heard there will be no more blasting/road closures until some time next month, November.

 

The road is down to one lane both ways at the top and the speed limit is down to 45.  There are some rumble strips on the road to remind you to slow down.

 

 

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Heres the Fact Jacks!!!!

 

Next Blasting Date

10/31 @ 1245 

 

Road is still very travelable

Tight in some spots and single lane each side at top

65mph to 55mph to 45mph at top

 

Enjoy and be safe

 

This is why I was vague in the beginning

 

Happy Duning 🤣

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37 minutes ago, yfzkyle said:

So there not blasting tomorrow the 26th correct. 

Correct!!!

 

They have done a great job of posting the date on the blinking light signs and the over the highway amber alert sign, both sides of mountain.

 

They blast a day, then they change the date to whatever the next blast date is

As of this morning

New blast date 10/31 1245

 

IrnBear

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They are blasting on the mountain this morning.

 

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The next blasting along State Route 160 near Mt. Potosi Road is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21st. The highway will be closed at 10 am. (Note special 10 a.m. time). Please expect delays of up to two hours.

 

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Pete is correct

 

Per the Pahrump Valley Times

After todays blasting there will not be any more blasting until after the New Year

 

IrnBear

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Update as of 12/31/18

 

BLASTING: None Scheduled at this time.

FLAGGERS IN PASS:  Nothing Scheduled at this time.

 

160 RECONSTRUCTION VEGAS BOUND FROM PAHRUMP:
1/2/19 Aggregate will be setting k-rail -6:30am -2:30Ish .. 
A night crew is also scheduled.
There will be a Lane change after Tecopa Road that will last 7 miles .. it will be 1 lane both ways..

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BLASTING: 
Monday 1/7/2019 Up to 2 hour delay.

 

FLAGGERS IN PASS: 
Nothing Scheduled at this time.

160 RECONSTRUCTION VEGAS BOUND FROM PAHRUMP:
1/4/19 Aggregate will be setting k-rail -6:30am -2:30 ish and 4:30 - 12:30 ish
There will eventually be a Lane change after Tecopa Road that will be 1 lane both ways for 7 miles.....

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