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Wednesday, July 31, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

State Route 160 Construction Blasting Concludes in Southwest Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that construction blasting along State Route 160 through the Mountain Springs community has concluded for the immediate future. Blasting was needed for bedrock removal to make room for highway expansion through Mt. Potosi in southwest Clark County.
The work is part of a $59 million upgrade of State Route 160 that began last summer, widening a 6-mile stretch of asphalt highway from two to four travel lanes between Mile Markers 16 and 22. Aggregate Industries SWR Inc. is the general contractor. The project creates a safe passing lane for slower moving traffic while altering the roadway geometry for fewer twists and turns.
There have been 58 blasting events, with the first occurring September 24, 2018. Blasting subcontractor Sanders Construction has used a total of 120,000 pounds of explosives thus far, helping remove 100,756 cubic yards of material or enough rock and dirt to fill over 30 ...

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