Full Closure Of The 95 At I-15 This Weekend

Work Is “The Main Event,” The Final Phase Of Work For Project Neon

July 17, 2018 - 12:18 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Expect to see more cone zones and you may have some possible delays beginning Friday.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close north and southbound U.S. Highway 95 at Interstate 15 from 10 p.m., July 20, until 5 a.m., July 23, in downtown Las Vegas. However, Interstate 15 and the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange ramps will remain open. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use the Waze navigation app for trouble-free travel.

The temporary closures are needed for bridge demolition as part of “The Main Event,” the third and final phase of work for Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue. Demolished concrete will be screened, crushed and reused as fill material as part of the project’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. Project Neon is half finished building 28 new bridges that need replacing due to age and capacity. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer. Project Neon is 73 percent and scheduled for substantial completion in the summer of 2019.

Suggested alternate travel routes during the closure for northbound U.S. Highway 95 include Boulder Highway, Charleston Boulevard, Eastern Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard; southbound traffic, meanwhile, can use Valley View Boulevard, Rancho Drive, Decatur Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard as alternates.

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 smart phone 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.