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Date Published: 2011-11-03

Contact: Michelle Booth

Phone: (702) 385-6504

Title: West Mesquite Interchange Project November 2011 Ramp/Road Closures

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) 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 enter a critical phase of construction during the next few weeks that will require temporary night-time closures. The closures are scheduled only during the late evening hours to minimize traffic impacts to residents and motorists.


Expect the following changes in the area: 


  • Between November 7th and November 22nd, crews will limit ramp access due to construction, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. No more than one ramp will be closed each night. Temporary detour signs will manage traffic. 


  • Between November 1st and November 18th, Falcon Ridge Parkway will be closed at night during weekdays for construction.  All lanes will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. during this time period. Motorists are encouraged to use the Grapevine Overpass as the recommended detour route. Falcon Ridge Parkway will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays.


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 construction in July. We realize that closures affecting access are never pleasant and have taken that into consideration by limiting closures to the late evening hours. We strongly encourage residents and motorists to be patient during the night time closures and to be cautious while observing detour signs. Safety is our number one priority.”


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.