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Date Published: 2013-12-16

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lanes Reduced This Week for Detector Loop Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement nightly traffic restrictions on I-15 and U.S. 95 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. this week in order to cut 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).

This week's nightly work will run from Monday, Dec. 16 to Friday, Dec. 19. Starting tonight, two left lanes will close on eastbound U.S. 95 east of Casino Center. In addition, there will be closures tonight on U.S. 95 westbound at Casino Center. The project moves to I-15 southbound on Tuesday night with closures south of Spring Mountain Road. On Wednesday night, there will be closures north of Tropicana. On Thursday night there will be closures north of Sunset Road; when the Sunset Road work is finished, there will be closures south of Warm Springs Road.

On U.S. 95, NDOT will close the two left lanes first, reopen them when work is done, then close the two right lanes. On I-15, 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.

Date                 Night                Highway           Location

12.16.13            Monday             U.S. 95 E/B       East of Casino Center

12.16.13            Monday             U.S. 95 W/B      Casino Center

12.17.13            Tuesday             I-15 S/B             South of Spring Mountain

12.18.13            Wednesday        I-15 S/B             North of Tropicana

12.18.13            Thursday           I-15 S/B              North of Sunset

12.19.13            Thursday           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 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.