Project Neon: Oakey to be closed at I-15 for bridge demolition

Oakey Boulevard will be closed at I-15 in Las Vegas so the southbound bridge may be demolished, according to NDOT. (Image courtesy Nevada Dept. of Transportation)

Oakey Boulevard will be closed this weekend at the Interstate 15 for the demolition of the freeway's southbound bridge.

Tony Illia, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Transportation, says in a statement the closure will start at 10 p.m. Friday, March 23, and last through 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 27.

The bridge is being demolished due in part to age, as well as a need for added capacity, Illia said.

The demolition is part of the final phase of Project Neon, NDOT's effort to widen I-15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.

The project is 60 percent complete and scheduled to be finished by summer 2019.

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