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Date Published: 2011-12-08

Contact: Michelle Booth

Phone: (702) 385-6504

Title: West Mesquite Interchange Project- Dec. Falcon Ridge Pkwy Closures

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation and the City of Mesquite, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, began construction on the I-15 interchange 120 in Mesquite earlier this summer.


The West Mesquite Design-Build project will continue critical construction work during the next few weeks that will require temporary night-time closures. The closures are scheduled for two separate days in December and will occur only during late evening hours to minimize traffic impacts to residents and motorists.


Expect the following changes in the area: 


  • On December 8th and December 20th, Falcon Ridge Pkwy will be closed at night for construction from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to use the Grapevine Overpass as the recommended detour route. Falcon Ridge Parkway will remain open during the daytime hours. The closures were initially planned to occur on December 6th and 15th but have been rescheduled due to weather conditions.


Adam Searcy, NDOT Project Manager, encourages diligence and patience during this important phase of construction. “Mesquite residents and visitors have been incredibly supportive and understanding since we began night time closures last month. We realize that closures affecting access are never pleasant and have taken that into consideration by limiting closures to the late evening hours.”

Those interested in more information and traffic updates, can call the project hotline at 702-346-5666 or visit nevadadot.com and click on “Mesquite” under the projects tab.


About the West Mesquite Interchange Project 

The goal of the West Mesquite Interchange Design-Build Project is to create a better and high-quality operating highway that enhances Mesquite’s connectivity and is also aesthetically pleasing. The project is scheduled to last between 12 and 18 months, ending no later than Fall 2012.