Project Neon’s “Main Event” Closures Tonight, Thursday in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. –The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) announces the following closures as part of “The Main Event,” the third and final major phase of work for $1 billion 4-mile-long Project Neon widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue in downtown Las Vegas:
Wednesday, March 7
- U.S. Highway 95 northbound to Interstate 15 southbound ramp will be closed from 9 p.m., March 7 until 6 a.m., March 8.
- D Street on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 9 p.m., March 7 until mid-July.
- Interstate 15 southbound and northbound lane reductions from D Street to Charleston from 7 p.m., March 7 until 6 a.m., March 8
- (After tonight, the Interstate 15 southbound lanes will be set until mid-July. The Interstate 15 northbound lanes will change slightly in early April and then be set until mid-July).
Thursday, March 8
- Interstate 15 southbound will be reduced to two lanes between D Street and Alta Drive from 6 a.m., March 8, until November 20.
Continuing Closures Through December 2018
- The ramp from U.S. Highway 95 southbound to Interstate 15 southbound will be reduced to one lane and detoured
- Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound will remain closed.
- Frontage road between Rancho Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard will remain closed.
Project officials are coordinating freeway access with first responders as well as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, City of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority (LVCVA), among others, for special events. Additionally, project staff is communicating and strategizing with FAST (Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation) about digital sign notifications as well as ramp and signal timing during Main Event closures. It will closely monitor freeway corridors and traffic signals through digital feed cameras, making real time adjustments as necessary, depending upon the ebb and flow of traffic.
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.