Las Vegas Sun

September 18, 2018

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Project Neon work to close U.S. 95 in both directions at I-15

Traffic overnight Tuesday will be shuttered in both directions on U.S. 95 near Interstate 15.

The closure will occur between 10 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday on the stretch of highway in downtown, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Part of Project Neon, the almost $1 billion, 4-mile widening of I-15 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Sahara Avenue, the overnight shutdown is one of several planned closures related to the project over the next year. The project is 70 percent complete and scheduled to finish next summer.

The temporary closures are needed for bridge construction and to install an Active Traffic Management sign, NDOT said.

The full color dynamic ATM message signs provide real-time information to motorists about detours, accidents and traffic restrictions. They are more sophisticated than the existing signage — they can show travel times to freeway exits and can be programmed to inform motorists of lane closures and blockages that occur with traffic accidents or construction. The ATM signs will show the status of every lane as motorists approach the Spaghetti Bowl.

In total, 52 ATM signs will appear along portions of I-15 and U.S. 95, with installations planned through July 2019.

Additional Tuesday night ramp closures associated with the project include:

Southbound Interstate 15 to northbound U.S. 95 ramp from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

North and southbound Interstate 15 to Martin Luther King Boulevard from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Northbound U.S. 95 to Martin Luther King Boulevard from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

NDOT suggests these alternate travel routes during the closure. For northbound U.S. 95, motorists should use Boulder Highway, Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue. For southbound U.S. 95 traffic, alternative routes include Valley View Boulevard, Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard.