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Expect Delays With Lane And Ramp Closures On The 95 Through The Weekend

NDOT Calling This "Pave-A-Palooza"

May 31, 2019 - 2:51 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will begin the final paving and striping of Project Neon – a nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. The “Pave-A-Palooza” marathon starts this weekend with the following closures:

May 31-June 3 (Friday Night-Monday Morning)

*U.S. Highway 95 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Decatur and Casino Center boulevards from 10 p.m., May 31, until 5 a.m., June 3.

*The Interstate 15 southbound to U.S. Highway 95 northbound ramp will be closed from 10 p.m., May 31, until 5 a.m., June 3.

*The Rancho Drive onramp to U.S. Highway 95 southbound will be closed from 10 p.m., May 31, until 5 a.m., June 3.

May 31-June 1 (Friday Night-Saturday Night)

*The Interstate 15 to U.S. Highway 95 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) flyover will be closed from 10 p.m., May 31, until approximately 8 p.m., June 1.

June 1-June 3 (Saturday Night-Monday Morning)

*The U.S. Highway 95 southbound to Interstate 15 northbound ramp will be closed from approximately 8 p.m., June 1, until 5 a.m., June 3.

*The U.S. Highway 95 northbound offramp to Rancho Drive will be closed from approximately 8 p.m., June 1, until 5 a.m., June 3.

*The Valley View Boulevard onramp to U.S. Highway 95 northbound will be closed from approximately 8 p.m., June 1, until 5 a.m., June 3.

*The U.S. Highway 95 southbound offramp to Rancho Drive will be closed from approximately 8 p.m., June 1, until 5 a.m., June 3.

Crews are applying a special crumb rubber asphalt mix, incorporating shredded tires for a smoother, quieter ride. Crumb rubber lasts twice as long as traditional asphalt pavement while also creating a better friction surface with less wet weather splashing. And it also recycles used tires that otherwise would end up in a landfill.

Project Neon is 96 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion by mid-July.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) 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 nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.