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Date Published: 2012-12-06

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Ramp, Lanes to Close on U.S. 95 for Barrier Rail Repair

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Transportation will initiate nighttime lane closures throughout the week on southbound U.S. 95 between Eastern Avenue and Charleston Boulevard to repair damaged barrier rail on the right shoulder before the Charleston off-ramp. Beginning Sunday night, Dec. 9, the right shoulder and right lane will be closed at 9 p.m., followed by an 11 p.m. closure of the middle lane. This will leave one lane open for traffic. Nightly closures are expected from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Friday morning. In addition, the Charleston off-ramp will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists are advised to use the Eastern Avenue or Boulder Highway off-ramps.

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.