New SB U.S. Highway 95 Offramp to MLK Opens Monday in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will open a newly reconfigured southbound U.S. Highway 95 offramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard at 6 a.m., May 6, in downtown Las Vegas. The upgraded split ramp adds lane capacity, thereby reducing vehicle backups while improving motorist safety and mobility. (The offramp has been closed since February 3).
The enhancements are part of Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer. Project Neon is 95 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion this summer.
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.