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Date Published: 2013-10-28

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Cactus Avenue Girder Placements to Impact Traffic on I-15

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LAS 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 the department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To assist with travel decisions based on road conditions, you can view Las Vegas traffic cameras at LV Cameras.

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.