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15 South Closing at Charleston Tonight

Temporary Closures Needed For Overhead Sign Work For Project Neon

May 20, 2019 - 1:28 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - As drivers, we're almost home. Transportation workers and officials are coming down the home stretch of a lengthy road project.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close Interstate 15 southbound at Charleston Boulevard from 10 p.m tonight until 5 a.m tomorrow. The Sahara exit from 15 South will also be closed during those hours. During those hours, drivers will be sent off of 15 South at Charleston, and then re-enter the freeway using the Charleston onramp.

The temporary closures are needed for overhead sign work as part of Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. Project Neon is 96 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion this summer.

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website ( or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a free smartphone app available, plus a hotline available in both English and Spanish at 702-293-NEON (6366). NDOT works with Waze 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.