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Date Published: 2014-02-11

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: I-15 Closures Wednesday at U.S. 93 for Fiberoptic Repairs

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LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement traffic restrictions from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, on I-15 at U.S. 93 (Great Basin Highway) to repair fiber optic cables. The closures will be in effect in both directions on I-15. The Nevada Highway Patrol will be stopping traffic for 15-minute intervals twice for each direction. Motorists are expected to heed all traffic control devices. Please expect delays in the area.

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.


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.