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Date Published: 2013-11-12

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Utility Relocations on Freeway to Prompt Rolling Closures

Story Text:

 LAS VEGAS - NV Energy, under a permit from the Nevada Department of Transportation, will remove, replace and transfer NV Energy power lines across U.S. 95 nightly Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13-14 and on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The project is located at U.S. 95 and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The work will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The MLK on-ramp to U.S. 95 northbound will be reduced to one lane nightly and the Nevada Highway Patrol will institute nightly rolling closures.

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 YouTube.

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.