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Northbound Charleston Blvd. Ramp Upgrades Unveiled Tuesday In Las Vegas

Also Delays With Lane Closures On MLK Blvd. Through April 13

April 02, 2019 - 3:51 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - There was more Project Neon work Tuesday morning in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) unveiled several ramp improvements at Interstate 15 northbound and Charleston Boulevard. The improvements were at 6 a.m., April 2, in downtown Las Vegas. Ramp upgrades and included the following:

*The Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard will be a single exit (Exit 41) with a traffic signal, enabling motorists to either turn left, right or go straight.

*The new Charleston Boulevard on-ramp to Interstate 15 northbound will now be accessed directly from Charleston Boulevard, bypassing the previously circuitous Iron Horse Court loop ramp.

*A northbound frontage road will create a new connection to Alta Drive / Bonneville Avenue with a traffic signal allowing a right or left turn.

*Motorists will also have direct access to Grand Central Parkway.

The enhancements are 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 94 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion in this summer.

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.

Transportation workers will also close the right travel lane along southbound Martin Luther King Boulevard between Bonanza Road and Mineral Avenue from 7 p.m., April 2, until 7 a.m., April 13, in downtown Las Vegas.

The temporary closure is needed for reconstructing the outside southbound travel lane as well as tying into the new U.S. Highway 95 southbound off-ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard. The enhancements are 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 94 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion in this summer.