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October 25, 2014

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Airport sign work about to end on Paradise Road, start on Russell Road

Paradise Road signs

Work on signs for McCarran International Airport on Paradise Road is about to wrap up, but similar sign work will soon impact Russell Road near the airport.

Crews are scheduled to install the last two signs on Paradise Road near Tropicana Avenue from 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Friday, airport officials said.

During this period, the two right-turn lanes from eastbound Tropicana to southbound Paradise will be closed. But once the work is done, a third turn lane will open for the first time.

Another sign will be installed tonight further south on Paradise, closer to the airport, closing the left lane of the road.

Officials suggest that motorists use Harmon Avenue or Flamingo Road to access Paradise in place of Tropicana during the closures.

During the same work period, crews will begin the first phase of a similar sign installation on Russell Road between Eastern Avenue and Spencer Street, officials said.

There will be 24-hour lane closures on Russell until the project is done in mid-December. At least one lane in each direction will always remain open.

Officials suggest motorists use Maryland Parkway instead of Eastern to access Russell during the project.

The new signs in both locations will eventually provide information for travelers headed to the under-construction Terminal 3.

The new signs are electronic, allowing airport officials to change them as the new terminal comes online next year and as airlines adjust their routes.

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