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Date Published: 2013-05-23

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lanes Reductions, Traffic Shifts to Accompany I-15/Cactus Interchange Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS — Through the end of 2013, motorists can expect lane reductions and traffic shifts on I-15 between Silverado Ranch and St. Rose Parkway as part of the I-15 interchange project at Cactus Avenue. The left two lanes on northbound I-15 and the left lane on southbound I-15 will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. From the morning of May 29 to the end of 2013, northbound I-15 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes between the Silverado Ranch and St. Rose Parkway Interchanges.

Starting June 3, southbound I-15 traffic in the area will be shifted to the northbound side (eastern half) of the freeway. The northbound side of I-15 will be reconfigured to accommodate three southbound lanes and two northbound lanes. Upon completion of work on the western half of I-15, traffic will shift to the southbound side (western half) of the freeway. Three southbound lanes will be maintained at all times except from 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly, Monday night through Friday morning. Two northbound lanes will be maintained at all times except between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., nightly, Sunday night through Thursday morning.

The $62 million project will reduce congestion on I-15 in the rapidly growing sectors of the Las Vegas Valley and provide a connection for regional traffic. 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, new signing and striping and improvements to drainage and flood control and aesthetics. Construction on the project started on April 1 and is scheduled to last approximately 18 months.

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