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Date Published: 2013-07-08

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: D Street Off-Ramp from Northbound I-15 to Close Nightly July 8-12

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be closing the D Street off-ramp from northbound I-15 starting nightly from July 8-12. The ramp will close nightly at 7 p.m. and reopen daily at 6 a.m. The closure is necessary to begin the installation of temporary Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) conduit to allow for the construction of the new northbound bridge, which is a part of the F Street underpass reopening project.

The $13.6 million project will enter a significant construction phase next month, with noticeable impacts on the traveling public on I-15 between Washington Avenue and the U.S. 95 exits. Lane and ramp closures and restrictions begin 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14 and will run through the end of 2013. I-15 will be reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound between Lake Mead and U.S. 95. Traffic impacts will be posted on freeway message boards, NDOT's website and distributed to the media. The restrictions will help expedite completion the project.

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 on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow the department on Facebook , Twitter and 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.