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January 21, 2019

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Project Neon: U.S. 95 to close this weekend in downtown Las Vegas

Vegas at 3 A.M.

Wade Vandervort

Construction crews work on Interstate 15 as part of the Project Neon expansion during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

More closures related to Project Neon are set to snarl traffic over the weekend.

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

I-15 and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange ramps will remain open this weekend.

Associated ramp closures coinciding with the U.S. 95 closure, which will occur from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, include: I-15 northbound and southbound to Martin Luther King Boulevard and U.S. 95 northbound to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Detours to get around the closure are:

Northbound U.S. 95: Take Lake Las Vegas Boulevard north to Bonanza Road south to Martin Luther King Boulevard south to U.S. 95 north onramp.

Southbound U.S. 95: Take Martin Luther King Boulevard south to Symphony Park Avenue east to Grand Central Parkway to I-15 north to U.S. 95 south exit.

The temporary closures are required for bridge construction as part of the third and final phase of work for Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion, 4-mile-long widening of I-15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.

Additionally, the I-15 northbound off-ramp to Sahara Avenue will shutter from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. The separate closure is required for drainage improvements, NDOT said.

Project Neon is 85 percent finished and on schedule for substantial completion in the summer of 2019.