TRAFFIC AUTHORITY: U.S. 95 at I-15 full closure downtown May 18-21


The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close north and southbound U.S. Highway 95 at Interstate 15 from 10 p.m., May 18, until 5 a.m., May 21, in downtown Las Vegas. Martin Luther King Boulevard will also be closed to local traffic at U.S. Highway 95 during the same time frame.

However, Interstate 15 and the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange ramps will remain open.

This is also the same week as the Electric Daisy Carnival, motorists should be preared to take alternate routes.

Suggested alternate routes for northbound U.S. Highway 95 traffic include Boulder Highway, Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue; southbound traffic, meanwhile, can use Valley View Boulevard, Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard as alternates. Motorists, including special event attendees, are strongly encouraged to use the Waze navigation app for trouble-free travel.

The temporary closures are needed for bridge construction as part of “The Main Event,” the third and final phase of work for Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue. It marks the second of six full freeway closures allowed under Project Neon’s work schedule. Construction entails building a total of 28 new bridges.

Project Neon is currently 65 percent finished, with anticipated completion in the summer of 2019. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer.

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