LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The upcoming ramp closures on Wednesday at 10 p.m. due to Project NEON are getting dubbed Car-Nado. The road work will shut down major parts of the Spaghetti Bowl for 120 days according to Nevada Department of Transportation. This part of Project Neon will have a team of up to 350 people working to stay on schedule and 150 of those workers will be in the field.
NDOT’s Tony Illia said heavy equipment will pass on surface streets and make its way toward the Spaghetti Bowl
"If you are planning to travel that area then just budget a little extra time in your commute," said N-DOT’s Tony Illia.
I-15 South to U.S. 95 North: Vehicles will exit at westbound Lake Mead Boulevard, then head south on Martin Luther King Boulevard to connect with the northbound U.S. Highway 95.
I-15 North to U.S. 95 North: Drivers will be detoured to the Martin Luther King Boulevard exit ramp, then directed onto a temporary, one-lane ramp leading to the northbound U.S. Highway 95.
U.S. 95 North to Martin Luther King Boulevard: Drivers will be directed to Rancho Drive, then turn around and head back south on U.S. Highway 95 to access Martin Luther King Boulevard.
I-15 North to Martin Luther King Boulevard: Traffic will be directed to westbound Charleston Boulevard, then north on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
I-15 South to Martin Luther King Boulevard: Traffic will be directed to westbound Lake Mead Boulevard to access Martin Luther King Boulevard.
During this part of the work, crews will remove a 22-year-old two-lane bridge over Martin Luther King until another bridge is constructed in its place. It will also create room for a new HOV flyover to host all the traffic in the years to come.
"This is a significant shut down for an extended period of time," said Illia.
One way of getting around the traffic and staying informed is just knowing where those shutdowns are by using the “Waze” app. NDOT leaders said it is one of the ways to get ready for Car-Nado by having your travel plan already mapped out.