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Date Published: 2014-01-14

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Overnight Closure on I-15 Slated Tonight to Fix Barrier Rail

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - Starting tonight, the Nevada Department of Transportation will initiate overnight closures on I-15 to repair barrier rail damaged by a vehicle accident. The closures will run from 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The interstate will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction between the Spaghetti Bowl and Washington Avenue. In addition, the I-15 northbound exit to D Street and the U.S. 95 southbound off-ramp to I-15 northbound will be closed. I-15 northbound traffic can exit on Lake Mead Boulevard. U.S. 95 southbound traffic can exit on Las Vegas Boulevard, re-enter the U.S. 95 northbound and take the on-ramp to I-15 northbound.

NDOT strives to provide current information about construction schedules and highway and roadway restrictions and closures. Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules. For the latest information on Nevada highway conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to Nevada 511. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow the department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To assist with travel decisions based on road conditions, you can view Las Vegas traffic cameras at LV Cameras.

NDOT

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT's mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT's headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors' board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.