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NDOT To Close Western Avenue For The Next 75 Days

Closure Needed To Reconstruct And Create Two Lanes In Each Direction

October 31, 2018 - 12:29 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close Western Avenue between Charleston Boulevard and the old Wall Street for 75 days, beginning at 9 p.m., November 4, in downtown Las Vegas.

Western Avenue is heavily used in downtown Las Vegas and runs parallel with Interstate 15.

The temporary closure is needed to reconstruct and improve the roadway, creating two lanes in each direction with turn lanes and a landscaped median, 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. Project Neon is 85 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion in the summer of 2019.

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.

NDOT will also close U.S. Highway 93 thru traffic under Interstate 15 from 7 p.m., November 1, until 7 a.m., November 2, in Clark County.

The temporary closure is needed for bridge construction work as part of the new $58 million Interstate 15 / U.S. Highway 93 Garnet Interchange project that broke ground earlier this year. Plans call for building a modified diverging diamond interchange, plus widening U.S. Highway 93 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway for five miles from the new Garnet Interchange to just north of Apex Power Parkway, among other improvements.  The project should reach substantial completion by December.