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Date Published: 2013-12-06

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lanes Reduced Next Week for I-15 Detector Loop Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement nightly traffic restrictions on I-15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, Dec. 9 to Friday, Dec. 13 for cutting detector loops, which help with recording traffic flow. (Once a year, traffic recorders are used to get seven days worth of information on hourly volume counts. This information is used to assist in repairing, maintaining and building roads).

Starting Monday night, lanes will be reduced on I-15 northbound from just north of the Blue Diamond Interchange. Three left lanes will be closed, leaving two travel lanes open. When the work in the left lanes is finished, they will reopen and the two right lanes will be closed. On Tuesday night, there will be lane closures, in the same configuration, south of Russell Road. The process repeats on Wednesday night, with closures north of Tropicana. On Thursday night, there will be closures north of Spring Mountain Road.

On I-15, NDOT will close the three left lanes first, then do a traffic switch during the night to close the remaining two right lanes. Please use caution, slow down and heed traffic control devices. Expect delays or consider using an alternate route. The schedule is below. All work will be completed at night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Date               Night                Highway         Location         

12.9.13           Monday             I-15 N/B         Between Blue Diamond and Warm Springs

12.10.13         Tuesday             I-15 N/B         South of Russell

12.11.13         Wednesday        I-15 N/B         North of Tropicana

12.12.13         Thursday           I-15 N/B          North of Spring Mountain

Nightly work will resume at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 and continue through Monday, Dec. 23 and will include work on U.S. 95, where NDOT will close the two left lanes first, reopen them when work is close, then close the two right lanes. I-15 lanes will closed south of Sahara Avenue on Sunday night. On Monday night, two left lanes will close on eastbound U.S. 95 east of Casino Center. Closures are slated for U.S. 95 westbound at Casino Center on Tuesday night. The project moves to I-15 southbound on Wednesday night with closures south of Spring Mountain Road, on Thursday night with closures north of Tropicana Avenue, on Sunday night with closures north of Sunset Road and on Monday night with closures south of Warm Springs Road. A press release will be sent next week for the work starting on Dec. 15.

Date                 Night                Highway         Location         

12.15.13           Sunday              I-15 N/B          South of Sahara

12.16.13           Monday            95 E/B              East of Casino Center

12.17.13           Tuesday            95 W/B            Casino Center

12.18.13           Wednesday       I-15 S/B           South of Spring Mountain

12.19.13           Thursday           I-15 S/B           North of Tropicana

12.22.13           Sunday              I-15 S/B           North of Sunset

12.23.13           Monday            I-15 S/B           South of Warm Springs               

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 Nevadad 511. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow the department 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.