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November 17, 2017

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Crews to divert traffic off I-15 for 2 nights at Russell Road

I-15 construction

Traffic on Interstate 15 will be routed off the freeway for a short distance Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Crews will be installing girders at the Russell Road overpass those nights. To allow them to work in the needed areas, traffic will be diverted off the freeway, taking the Russell Road off-ramp and then returning directly to the freeway via the on-ramp.

The diversion will be in place for the southbound lanes of I-15 from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, and will occur for the northbound lanes from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

Russell Road will be closed at I-15 both nights to allow freeway traffic to move across the road without interruption.

The work is part of the ongoing I-15 Design-Build South Project, which is widening I-15 from Blue Diamond Road to Tropicana Avenue. The $246.5 million project began in February 2010 and is scheduled to end in March 2012.

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