Date Published: 2013-07-05
Contact: Damon Hodge
Phone: (702) 385-6509
Title: Portion of Oakey, MLK Closing for Project NEON Work
LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Valley
Water District, under a permit from the Nevada Department of Transportation,
will be removing approximately 105 linear feet of the existing 36-inch water
main and replacing it with a new 36-inch water main as part of drainage and
utilities work associated with Project NEON.
This project will includes a
half-street closure of a portion of Oakey Boulevard and a full closure of a
portion of Martin Luther King Boulevard starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8,
2013, and ending at 3 p.m. Friday Aug. 16, 2013. Martin Luther King Boulevard
will be closed at Oakey Boulevard. There will be no access to northbound Martin
Luther King Boulevard from Oakey. The I-15 southbound on ramp will still be
accessible from southbound Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lane restrictions on
Oakey will begin on the westbound side of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and
end just west of the Martin Luther King Boulevard intersection. Oakey will be
configured into a two-lane thoroughfare, with one lane for eastbound travel and
one lane for westbound travel. Suggested detours include Charleston and Oakey
Boulevards and Wall Street for east-west travel to either side of I-15 and
Rancho Drive and Western Avenue for north-south travel. Motorists are advised
to slow down and adhere to all traffic control devices.
Project NEON is a
multi-phase, multi-year project designed to boost safety, mobility and
accessibility in the state's most heavily trafficked corridor-the 3.7-mile
stretch from the U.S. 95/I-15 interchange to Sahara Avenue is used by nearly
250,000 vehicles daily. Project NEON is essential to the progression of local
transportation, economic development and quality of life. As a 20-plus year
program of improvements, Project NEON is also expected to create hundreds of
planning and engineering jobs and thousands of construction jobs over its
lifetime, thus improving the local economy.
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
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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
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