Crews race against the clock to finish weekend Spaghetti Bowl repairs
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
If you happened to be behind the headlights this weekend, you probably felt the headaches on the roadway.
Construction crews are now working overtime, racing to finish the demolition of an aging bridge at the Spaghetti Bowl. It's part of a billion-dollar upgrade known as Project Neon.
The Spaghetti Bowl is by far the busiest stretch of road in the Silver State.
On an average day, the road is host to 300,000 thousand vehicles, 20,000 lane changes, and at least three crashes.
“It's an old bridge. It's taken a pounding over the years, and it's not often we get an opportunity to go in there to fix it and repair it for another 50 years,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “Traffic through this corridor is expected to double over the next 20 years, so we really need to do these improvements now.”
If you think navigating all the detours and surface roads was a hassle, brace yourselves.
“We will have five more full weekend closures in between now and September of this year,” said Illia.
This weekend’s closure is scheduled to be reopened by 5:00 a.m. Monday morning.