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Project Neon’s “Main Event” Reaches Half-Way Point

Post Date:07/06/2018 1:36 PM

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July 6, 2018

Tony Illia, NDOT Public Information Officer

Tel: (702) 385-6509 | E-mail:



 Project Neon’s “Main Event” Reaches Half-Way Point

 LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces a major milestone of “The Main Event” – the project has reached the half-way point of the third and final phase of work for Project Neon.

 During the first half of “The Main Event,” construction crews demolished nine bridges, started construction on 12 bridges, opened the new MLK Boulevard/Pinto Lane on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 and the new southbound Interstate 15 off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard, started building the new general purpose lanes and southbound ramp braiding, erected two Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs (including the first 12-foot tall message sign), and completed the roadway cut for new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) exit/entrance ramps from the center of Interstate 15.

 Starting next week, motorists will see the following changes on Interstate 15:

  • Northbound and southbound Interstate 15 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Monday, July 9, at 11 p.m. to Tuesday, July 10, at 6 a.m. and again on Tuesday, July 10, at 11 p.m. to Wednesday, July 11, at 6 a.m.
  • Interstate 15 lanes between Alta Drive and D Street will be shifted to the west, onto the new I-15 southbound lanes, for the next half of “The Main Event”
  • D Street on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 will open on Tuesday, July 10, by 6 a.m.
  • Northbound I-15 off-ramp to D Street will close on Tuesday, July 10, at 11 p.m. and remain closed through mid-November.

 Overall, Project Neon is 73 percent complete. Work on the project is slated to wrap up in Summer 2019.

 Motorists are strongly encouraged to use the Waze navigation app for trouble-free travel. 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 ( 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 or call 511 before driving.




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