“The Big Squeeze” Finishes Early, Upgraded U.S. Highway 95 Opens Before Thanksgiving in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- Motorists will have another reason to be thankful this holiday season. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that “The Big Squeeze” will finish nearly two months ahead of schedule, returning U.S. Highway 95 to its normal configuration prior to Thanksgiving and “Black Friday.”
SUNDAY (November 19)
- U.S. Highway 95 southbound lanes between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange will open by 8 a.m., November 19, in downtown Las Vegas.
WEDNESDAY (November 22)
- U.S. Highway 95 northbound lanes between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange will open by 6 a.m., November 22, in downtown Las Vegas.
“The Big Squeeze” restricted U.S. Highway 95 to two travel lanes in each direction between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange beginning at 9 p.m., March 20. The 24/7 closures were needed for improvements related to Project Neon – a nearly $1 billion 3.7-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the Spaghetti Bowl interchange to Sahara Avenue. Design-build general contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. earned over $5 million in bonuses for early completion of this interim project milestone.
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.