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Watch Out For Northbound I-15 Lane Closures Thursday Night

Temporary Closure Needed To Remove Barrier Rail As Part Of Starr Avenue Project

March 06, 2019 - 12:25 pm
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CLARK COUNTY, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close two travel lanes along northbound Interstate 15 between Cactus Avenue and St. Rose Parkway from 7 p.m., March 7, until 4 a.m., March 8, in Clark County.

The temporary closure is needed to remove barrier rail as part of the $34 million Interstate 15 / Starr Avenue interchange project, which broke ground in November 2017.  The new interchange will relieve growing traffic congestion at Cactus Avenue and St. Rose Parkway for improved traffic circulation. Improvements call for completing Starr Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard to the east, and Dean Martin Drive to the west while adding new drought-tolerant landscaping and drainage upgrades, among other enhancements. Work is scheduled to finish this summer.

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 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 westbound Wyoming Avenue between Commerce Street and Western Avenue from 9 p.m., March 8, until 5 a.m., March 11, in downtown Las Vegas.

The temporary closures are needed for roadway reconstruction as 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.