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Watch For Traffic Switches And Ramp Changes In Las Vegas Starting Wednesday

Work Related To “The Main Event,” Final Phase Of Project Neon

September 25, 2018 - 12:22 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be making the following Interstate 15 traffic switches and Charleston Boulevard ramp changes in downtown Las Vegas.

September 26 (starting at 6 a.m.)

Interstate 15 northbound traffic will travel over new pavement

Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard westbound will exit early (just north of Sahara Avenue)

September 29 (starting at 8 a.m.)

Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard westbound will exit closer to Charleston, with a slightly modified configuration

October 3 (starting at 6 a.m.)

Interstate 15 southbound traffic will travel over new pavement

Interstate 15 southbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard will become a right-hand exit

The lane switches and ramp changes are related to work for “The Main Event,” the third and final phase of work for Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue. Project Neon is 81 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion in the summer of 2019.

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.

NDOT continues to be busy, by putting in bicycle restrictions along S.R. 160. 

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has enacted 24-hour bicycle restrictions along State Route 160 (Blue Diamond Road) between Mile Markers 16 and 22, east of Mt. Potosi Road in southwest Clark County. The restrictions will remain place while a $58.6 million, 6-mile-long improvement project widens the highway from two to four travel lanes while placing a wildlife undercrossing near Mile Marker 18 and adding new frontage roads along the Mountain Springs Community, among other upgrades. Aggregate Industries SWR Inc. is the general contractor.

“The current and proposed work zone configuration of one lane in each direction, limited shoulder widths, road grade, and differential speeds are not conducive for both bicycles and motor vehicles to share the road,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon.

The safety-related restrictions will remain in place until construction finishes in August 2020. 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.

Also, this upcoming Saturday drivers can expect a road closure in Pahrump due to the Fall Festival Parade.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close a portion of State Route 160 between Dandelion Street and Oxbow Avenue in Pahrump on Saturday, September 29, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the 54th annual Fall Festival Parade. Through traffic will be detoured onto Calvada Boulevard and Wilson Road.

The Nye County Sherriff’s Department will provide traffic control support. The parade is expected to attract 100 participants, including marching bands, horses and fire trucks. The event is organized by the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce. For more information, CLICK HERE.

NDOT works to inform the public about highway conditions, 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.