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Watch Out For A Weekend Closure Of Southbound I-15 Downtown

“Pave-A-Palooza” Continues With Final Paving And Striping For Project Neon

June 05, 2019 - 1:44 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) “Pave-A-Palooza” continues with final paving and striping for Project Neon – a nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. Motorists can expect the following closures:

June 7-10 (Friday Night-Monday Morning)

*Interstate 15 southbound will be closed between U.S. Highway 95 and Sahara Avenue from 10 p.m., June 7, until 5 a.m., June 10.

*The U.S. Highway 95 north and southbound ramps to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 9 p.m., June 7, until 5 a.m., June 10.

*The D Street onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) flyover from U.S. Highway 95 southbound to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The Rancho Drive onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The U.S. Highway 95 southbound offramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The Martin Luther King Boulevard onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The Pinto Lane onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The Charleston Boulevard onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

*The Neon Gateway HOV onramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m., June 7, until 6 a.m., June 10.

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 96 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion by mid-July.

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.