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Paving Work To Cause Overnight Closures On I-15 Tonight

Area Between 215S And Russell Road Will Be Affected

June 18, 2019 - 6:56 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - We're not quite done with "Pave-A-Palooza" just yet.

The last two weekends have seen full closures of I-15 between the Sahara and D Street for paving work related to Project Neon, the widening of I-15 between the Sahara and the Spaghetti Bowl. While not quite as extensive a closure as that one, Wednesday night from 9pm until 5am, the northbound side of I-15 will closing between the 215 Southern Beltway and Russell Road. Lanes on the southbound side in the area were closed off on Tuesday in the overnight hours.

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. Pave-A-Palooza will use roughly 60,000 discarded tires

Project Neon is the biggest road construction project ever undertaken in Nevada, and it's almost to the finish line. NDOT says the work is currently 96 percent complete