Las Vegas Sun

May 22, 2019

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Weekend work: U.S. 95 to close in both directions at I-15

The Big Squeeze Begins

Traffic is constricted by lane closures related to Project Neon, a nearly $1 billion, 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

This weekend motorists should brace for the latest U.S. 95 closure in both directions near the Spaghetti Bowl.

Both northbound and southbound U.S. 95 will shutter at Interstate 15 from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday in downtown Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

I-15 and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange ramps will remain open, officials said.

This is the third temporary closure of U.S. 95 related to “The Main Event,” the third and final phase of Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion, 4-mile-long widening of I-15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.

The closures have been needed for bridge demolition as the project reached the half-way point in bridge work, constructing 28 bridges that need replacing due to age and capacity.

Demolished concrete will be reused as fill material as part of the project’s sustainability commitment.

Project Neon is 73 percent finished and on schedule for completion in the summer of 2019, according to NDOT.

Suggested alternate travel routes during the closure for northbound travel include Boulder Highway, Charleston Boulevard, Eastern Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

For southbound traffic, alternative routes include Valley View Boulevard, Rancho Drive, Decatur Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

NDOT advises motorists to use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible.