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Date Published: 2013-10-11

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: I-15 Traffic Patterns to Switch as Part of F Street Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will make changes to I-15 traffic patterns starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 as part of the project to reopen F Street under the freeway. On Tuesday, I-15 northbound and southbound lanes will be switched to the northbound side of the freeway, with two lanes available in each direction. This configuration will last until spring 2014 and will allow crews to construct the southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. Crews recently finished building the northbound portion of the new F Street Bridge.

In addition to the traffic pattern switch, the northbound I-15 exit to D Street/Washington Avenue will open at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open, except for the occasional nightly closure for striping, paving or other related project work. Also on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the D Street/Washington on-ramp to southbound I-15 will close and will remain closed until summer 2014. The alternate route to I-15 will be via the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp. Two lanes on I-15 will be maintained in each direction throughout the project area.

A collaboration between the department and the City of Las Vegas, the F Street Connection Project will re-establish direct access between downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community and accommodate pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic. The project includes a resurfacing of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations, decorative lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with community-approved corridor panels celebrating the historic legacy of West Las Vegas. The project is expected 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.