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Ramp Closures On Sky Canyon And The 95 Scheduled For May 8-10

Temporary Closures Needed For Ramp Mill And Paving Work

May 08, 2019 - 1:26 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will make the following southbound U.S. Highway 95 Skye Canyon Park Drive ramp closures in northwest Las Vegas:

May 8-9 (Wednesday Night-Thursday Afternoon)

Southbound U.S. Highway 95 to Sky Canyon Park Drive off-ramp will remain closed from 9 p.m., May 8, until 3 p.m., May 9, in northwest Las Vegas.

May 9 (Thursday Morning)

Southbound U.S. Highway 95 to Sky Canyon Park Drive on-ramp will remain closed from midnight until 5 a.m., May 9, in northwest Las Vegas.

May 10 (Friday)

Southbound U.S. Highway 95 to Sky Canyon Park Drive on-ramp will remain closed from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., May 10, in northwest Las Vegas.

The temporary closures are needed for ramp mill and paving work as part of a $78 million, six-mile-long widening and upgrade of U.S. Highway 95 between Ann and Kyle Canyon roads that broke ground in January 2018. The project calls for expanding the highway from four to six lanes from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road, constructing Elkhorn Road carpool access ramps and building a diverging diamond interchange at Kyle Canyon Road. The project is scheduled to finish June 20.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled 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 officials are also holding a meeting. NDOT along with its partners will celebrate recent Project Neon improvements while kicking off National Infrastructure Week, which takes place May 13-20. Two decades in the making, Project Neon is the largest public works job ever undertaken by the state of Nevada during its 155-year history.

This will be at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, May 13. It will be at the Project Neon Offices, "War Room," located at 320 Wall Street in Las Vegas.

Project Neon will reduce travel delays by nearly 30 percent for a $110 million annual savings through increased productivity upon completion this summer. It will improve air quality due to less idle time and vehicle exhaust while also enhancing motorist safety from the reduced merge and weave traffic. Additionally, Project Neon is responsible for over 4,000 direct, indirect and induced local jobs while creating numerous business opportunities for southern Nevada-based disadvantaged suppliers and companies.