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Date Published: 2014-02-06

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lane Closures Friday on Tropicana to Prep for Safety Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will close the left lanes in both directions of Tropicana from Koval Lane to Duke Ellington Way, including the left-hand turn pocket, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 7. The closures are part of a project to pre-cut the concrete work area in preparation for installing an upgraded attenuator system, which is designed to reduce the damage to structures vehicles, and motorists resulting from a vehicle collision.

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.