Car-Nado: Long term Spaghetti Bowl closures start next week
Drivers are going to wish Car-Nado was a Hollywood creation but unfortunately this is all too real.
Project Neon's manager Dale Keller says the changes coming to the Spaghetti Bowl will affect thousands of drivers across the valley.
"We have 300,000 vehicles per day. That's roughly 10 percent of the state's population that sees us every day," said Keller.
Major interchanges across the Spaghetti Bowl are about to close for at least four months. The first closure is the interchange between I-15 northbound and U.S. 95 northbound. Traffic will be diverted onto the Martin Luther King exit and hit the 95 North on a temporary on-ramp.
"They'll be lengthy delays in the beginning. We anticipate that will peter off as residents and commuters find the best way to get to their final destination," said Keller.
Another interchange affected, I-15 south to the U.S. 95 north. It'll also be shut down. NDOT is asking drivers to exit on Lake Mead and take MLK back to the 95.
These short term traffic headaches caused by the closures will help alleviate traffic flow when the work is done in 2019.
"Project Neon is focused on safety and mobility and we're improving safety and mobility in the busiest stretch of I-15 and the busiest stretch of the Las Vegas valley," said Keller.
MLK itself is already seeing major work done and that will continue.
The northbound off-ramp to MLK from the 95 and the 15 will also be closed.
Leaving drivers with surface street options that will likely add time to most of our commutes.
The closures will begin next Wednesday and Friday and will go through February.