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Kyle Canyon Road to close this week in preparation for berm project


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Kyle Canyon Road to close this week in preparation for berm project

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

Kyle Canyon Road, State Route 157, will be partially closed from U.S. 95 to the turnoff to Rainbow Canyon Road on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to a wide load hauling a 13 foot wide bulldozer.

Motorists are advised to use Lee Canyon Road, State Route 156, as an alternate route and expect delays.

The bulldozer will be used for the Flood Diversion Berm project, which is headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service and sponsored by the State of Nevada through the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Nevada Department of Forestry.

The project entails the construction of a temporary berm and a diversion channel, which will redirect water and debris to channel behind homes located along the Rainbow Subdivision on Mount Charleston.

As a result of the Carpenter 1 wildfire, which occurred last summer, homes have been damaged by floods during the monsoon season.

In addition, flooding also endangers State Route 157, which serves residents and visitors to the recreational facilities.

The approximately $800,000 project is expected to begin within the next two weeks and will be complete by early November.