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U.S. Highway 95 Overnight Closures at I-15, Sept. 19-20, 24 and 26-27 in Las Vegas

Post Date:09/14/2018 3:07 PM

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close north and southbound U.S. Highway 95 at Interstate 15 in downtown Las Vegas from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., nightly on September 19 and 20. Restrictions will lift for the “Life is Beautiful” festival then resume from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., nightly on September 24 and 26-27. Interstate 15 and the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange ramps will remain open during these overnight closures.

However, the following ramps will be closed during the aforementioned nights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.:

  • Interstate 15 north and southbound to Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • U.S. Highway 95 northbound to Martin Luther King Boulevard

The temporary closures are needed for construction of a new Interstate 15 northbound bridge over U.S. Highway 95 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. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer. Project Neon is 81 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion in the summer of 2019.

The recommended U.S. Highway 95 northbound detour is Las Vegas Boulevard to Bonanza Road to Martin Luther King Boulevard to renter the freeway; southbound traffic, meanwhile, is advised to take Martin Luther King to Bonneville Avenue to Grand Central Parkway as an alternate. Project Neon officials are communicating with FAST (Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation) about detour signal timing, closely monitoring alternate routes through digital feed cameras, making real time adjustments as necessary, depending upon the ebb and flow of traffic.

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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