Charleston closure is the latest Project Neon headache

Project Neon Latest, 6/26/17 (KSNV)

The clock struck 7 p.m. and the U-turns started. Like clockwork, construction began twenty some feet over Charleston Boulevard and another intersection fell victim to the massive construction project known as Project Neon.

From June 26 at 7 p.m. to June 27 at 6 a.m. and again from June 27 at 7 p.m. to June 28 at 8 a.m., Charleston Blvd. is completely shut down just west of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The chunk of the road is only a block long but the headache is much bigger.

“It’s all the time, it's a single lane and all that it’s just getting old!” That’s what one guy named Dustin told us at the Chevron a few blocks west of the closure.

Another driver took a break to get his bearings after hitting the new dead end.

“Usually I’ll be driving, just went to Costco and down the street, I had to flip a U and do all this crazy stuff,” Chase told us. “So yeah its getting pretty annoying.”

Just when the Charleston closure is done, drivers will get another change to the north.

Overnight between June 28 and 29, the US 95 will be completely shut down on a busy stretch between Casino Center and Las Vegas Boulevard. At the same time, Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed between Bonanza and Stewart.

They are the headaches that come with a $1 billion-dollar project.

Headaches you can avoid by planning ahead.

For an evolving list of closures, an interactive map of traffic changes, and live video of traffic cameras in the area you can head to the Project Neon website.

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