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NDOT will be applying a chip seal to a 14-mile section of Great Basin Highway beginning Aug. 14 which will result in travel delays.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be applying a chip seal to a 14-mile section of U.S. Highway 93, or Great Basin Highway, in both directions just north of Pioche from Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-22 in Lincoln County. Work will take place from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, between Mile Markers 158 and 172. A pilot car will safely escort motorists through the construction work zone, resulting in travel delays.

“A chip seal consists of a fine gravel and thin liquid asphalt coating over existing pavement,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It’s a cost-effective preservation solution that produces a smoother, more durable and longer lasting roadway.”

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible. NDOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit or call 511 before driving.