Alta, Bonneville, MLK Weekend Closures, Bridge Work in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be closing several Las Vegas surface streets this weekend for freeway bridge demolition as part of “The Main Event,” the third and final phase of work for Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue. Bridge demolition is needed due to age and the need for greater capacity. Debris rubble is being crushed and reused as fill material elsewhere on Project Neon rather than placed in landfill. NDOT is committed to recycling, sustainability and improving the environment.
Weekend closures from Friday night until Monday morning, include the following:
- Martin Luther King Boulevard at U.S. Highway 95 will be closed from 10 p.m., April 6, until 5 a.m., April 9.
- Interstate 15 north and southbound offramps to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m., April 6, until 6 a.m., April 9.
- U.S. Highway 95 north and southbound offramps to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m., April 6, until 6 a.m., April 9.
- Martin Luther King Boulevard onramp to U.S. Highway 95 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m., April 6, until 6 a.m., April 9.
- Alta Drive / Bonneville Avenue at Interstate 15 will be closed from 10 p.m., April 6, until 5 a.m., April 9, in downtown Las Vegas.
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 with Waze 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.