Date Published: 2013-10-28
Contact: Damon Hodge
Phone: (702) 385-6509
Title: Cactus Avenue Girder Placements to Impact Traffic on I-15
VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will initiate lane
reductions and traffic shifts this week to set girders for the new I-15/Cactus
Avenue interchange. I-15 southbound will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Once work is complete, I-15
southbound traffic will be shifted back to the western half of the freeway. I-15
northbound will be reduced to one lane nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, Oct. 29-30. Once work is complete, I-15 northbound traffic will be
shifted to the western half of the freeway.
The I-15 Interchange/Cactus
Avenue Project will improve traffic operations and provide better traffic
circulation in the southern portion of the Las Vegas Valley. In addition to the
new interchange, other improvements will include the construction of Cactus
Avenue between Dean Martin Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard, improvements to Cactus
Avenue between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, traffic signals at the
intersections of Las Vegas Boulevard/Cactus Avenue and Dean Martin Drive/Cactus
Avenue and improvements to drainage and flood control areas and aesthetics.
Started in April 2013, the $62 million I-15/Cactus Avenue Interchange is slated
to be completed by the end of 2014.
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. For information on NDOT projects,
log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow
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on road conditions, you can view Las Vegas traffic cameras at LV Cameras.
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
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