Date Published: 2013-07-11
Contact: Damon Hodge
Phone: (702) 385-6509
Title: Traffic Impacts Accompany F Street’s Construction Phase
LAS VEGAS - As part of the $13.6 million project to reopen F Street under I-15, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement lane reductions, traffic shifts and various closures that will be in effect through spring 2014. The traffic impacts begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, and represent Phases 2 and 3 of this multi-phase project. Traffic impacts will be posted on freeway message boards, NDOT's website and e-mailed to the press and stakeholders.
During Phase 2, the I-15 will be reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound between Lake Mead and U.S. 95 (the Spaghetti Bowl for additional reference). Northbound freeway traffic will move to the southbound side of the freeway so that crews can construct the northbound portion of the new F Street Bridge. In addition, the D Street off-ramp from northbound I-15 and the F-D Connector will permanently close from Monday, July 15, through late fall 2013.
Once the northern portion of the new bridge is complete, Phase 3 will begin. Expected to last until spring 2014, this phase includes moving southbound freeway traffic over to the northbound side of the freeway so that crews can construct the southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. A temporary ramp to accommodate southbound I-15-to-I-515 traffic will also be built. Two lanes on I-15 will be maintained in each direction throughout the project area.
The F Street Reopening project contains seven phases. Though timelines for the remaining phases haven't been determined yet, the project is scheduled for completion in late 2014. Additional phases will encompass the following:
- Phase 4: Constructing the S/B I-15- to-I-515 structure, D Street on-ramp over F Street and a storm drain tie-in.
- Phase 5: Replacing barrier rail between southbound I-15/I-515 lanes.
- Phase 6: Improving pavement, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on F Street.
- Phase 7: Constructing F Street under I-15 and a portion of F-D Connector Roadway.
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/NV Roads. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs Link. You can also follow the department on Facebook, Twitterand YouTube.
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.