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Date Published: 2012-10-30

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lane Restrictions in Effect on I-15 near Primm

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Transportation has implemented daytime lane restrictions on northbound I-15 as part of its repaving project from the Nevada/California state line to the Sloan Interchange. The daytime paving operations are scheduled to continue to late November. The paving schedule is as follows: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. There will be no daytime paving Friday through Sunday. The daytime restrictions have prompted delays; motorists are advised to build in extra travel time for their commutes.

The switch to daytime hours will help expedite completion of paving operations. The repaving work is part of a larger project that includes structural work and bridge rehabilitation. Final work on the project (striping, guideposts, guardrail, rumble strips, etc.), is expected to be complete in late January 2013. Nighttime work hours on the project will continue, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, Sunday through Friday.

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 511/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.