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Date Published: 2012-11-13

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: LV Blvd Lanes to be Restricted for Drilling Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement northbound and southbound lane restrictions on Las Vegas Boulevard for a drilling project Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14-16. The project area stretches from Tonopah Avenue to Craig Road – or roughly from Jerry’s Nugget to the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base. NDOT will close sections of the right lanes and bus lanes in both directions, for 20 minutes to 30 minutes at a time, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. NDOT will perform soil extractions, which will help determine the type of materials used in future repaving work on Las Vegas Boulevard. During the project, two lanes of traffic will be open in both directions.

NDOT strives to provide current information about construction schedules and highway and roadway restrictions and closures. Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules. For the latest information on Nevada highway conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to Nevada 5-1-1/NV Roads. For information about NDOT projects, log on to Current Projects and Programs. You can also follow the department on Facebook, on Twitter and on YouTube.

About NDOT 

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT’s mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT’s headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors’ board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.