Emergency Nightly I-15 NB Pavement Repairs December 3-4 in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will squeeze northbound Interstate 15 down to two travel lanes between Charleston Boulevard and Sahara Avenue from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly, December 3 and December 4, in Las Vegas.
Travel restrictions are needed for emergency pavement repairs stemming from a fatal head-on collision this morning around 3:30 a.m. near the Charleston Boulevard off-ramp that spilled diesel fuel and gouged the roadway surface, leaving behind several large gaps. Wells Cargo is the general contractor. Work calls for removing and replacing about 500 lineal feet of damaged asphalt pavement across all seven travel lanes, exposing the concrete undersurface for sandblasting to remove residual diesel fuel in order repave the damaged area. (Diesel fuel is not only environmentally hazardous but also corrosive, breaking down the roadway surface and substructure if left unchecked). The work is a temporary patch until temperatures climb in the Spring, thereby allowing a more permanent fix.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. 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.