U.S. 95 / MLK Freeway Ramp Closures Thursday Night in Downtown Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close U.S. Highway 95 southbound at Martin Luther King Boulevard from 10 p.m., December 7, until 5 a.m., December 8. Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed to local traffic between Mineral Avenue and Bonanza Road from 7 p.m., December 7, until 6 a.m., December 8. The Martin Luther King Boulevard onramp to U.S. Highway 95 southbound and the Rancho Drive onramp to U.S. Highway 95 southbound / Interstate 15 will also be closed during this timeframe. Additionally, Interstate 15 north and southbound access to Martin Luther King Boulevard southbound will be closed.
The closures are needed for construction an 81-foot-tall, 2,606-foot-long High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) flyover structure linking U.S. Highway 95 with Interstate 15 as part of Project Neon – a nearly $1 billion 3.7-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the Spaghetti Bowl interchange to Sahara Avenue. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer.
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.