U.S. Highway 95 Closure Tonight Canceled Amid High Wind Concerns
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is canceling the planned full closure of northbound U.S. Highway 95 at Las Vegas Boulevard from 10 p.m., September 20, until 4 a.m., September 21, due to forecasted high winds. Crane and bucket trucks were to be used for installation of Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs as part of Project Neon – a nearly $1 billion 3.7-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.
The work cancellation will not impact the project cost or schedule. Weather days are factored into the construction schedule in advance. The closure is being tentatively rescheduled for November.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a free smart phone app available, plus a hotline available in both English and Spanish at: 702-293-NEON (6366). NDOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.