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Date Published: 2011-10-07

Contact: Michelle Booth

Phone: (702) 385-6504

Title: I-15 Vegas Repaving Project Projected to End Monday, Oct. 10

Story Text:

Nevada Department of Transportation officials have announced Monday, October 10th as a scheduled completion date for the I-15 repaving project. Work on the $6 million I-15 resurfacing project, which began on September 11th stretches from Tropicana Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl.


The job is scheduled to wrap up ten days ahead of schedule in part due to a marathon paving scheduled to take place this weekend. NDOT and the contractor Fisher Sand & Gravel have doubled-up the workforce this weekend in order to expedite the bulk of the work that is left.


“Despite the recent rains, we are optimistic that we will be able to finish up the paving while the weather is good and the traffic is lighter than normal,” Mary Martini, NDOT’s District Engineer said.


Work for the marathon paving is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 7th and continue until Monday the 10th.


Workers will be dong the final prep work and laying down the final stretches of crumb rubber asphalt over the weekend and on Monday. In order to finalize the project, portions of the I-15 will be reduced to one lane at certain hours.


Drivers are advised to use alternate routes as delays are expected throughout the corridor.


Final striping using higher reflectivity materials is scheduled to take place later in the month along with the reinstallation of the delineators used for the express lanes.  


As part of NDOT’s conservation efforts, the agency is using crumb rubber (recycled tires) as a paving material. In addition to being environmentally friendly, crumb rubber allows for a smoother commute with less road noise, better pavement drainage and longer durability.