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Date Published: 2014-01-21

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Freeway Closure Starts Sunday for I-15 Bridge Installation

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The City of North Las Vegas, under a permit from the Nevada Department of Transportation, will implement nightly traffic restrictions on Sunday, Jan. 26 and Monday Jan. 27, 2014, on I-15 northbound and southbound to install a pedestrian bridge. The interstate will close at 9 p.m. Sunday between Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road, reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. Bridge columns will be set during this overnight work.

The interstate will close again at 9 p.m. Monday from Cheyenne to Craig, reopening at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The concrete desk surface will be put in place during this overnight closure. Northbound traffic will exit using the Cheyenne off-ramp; southbound traffic will exit using the Craig off-ramp. Please use caution, slow down and heed traffic control devices. Expect delays or consider using an alternate route. The contractor is Meadow Valley Construction.

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.