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Date Published: 2014-04-11

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lane Restrictions Start Monday on U.S. 95 Widening Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will embark on the next phase of its U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project on Monday, April 14, 2014. This phase includes widening U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive. The first package of roadway construction will start from Elkhorn Bridge to Clark County 215 Beltway (CC-215) on U.S. 95 southbound. At the same time, electrical work on the project will commence from Ann Road to CC-215 on U.S. 95 northbound and southbound. This project will widen U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive from six to eight lanes, add auxiliary lanes, a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction and include landscape and aesthetic improvements. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor for this $35.7 million project.

Starting on Monday, there will be nightly lane closures on U.S. 95 southbound from Elkhorn Bridge to CC-215 Beltway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday. The Elkhorn Bridge at U.S. 95 is located between the CC-215 Beltway and Durango Drive. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage and take alternate routes. Note: The Clark County Regional Flood Control District will be making system improvements during this project (extending existing drainage pipes and boxes, etc). Certain flood-control facilities will be replaced under existing travel lanes; this will be done via marathon work sessions on weekends, where traffic will be restricted to one lane, and the contractor will work around the clock until project completion. As the project progresses, additional flood-control work will require significant traffic impacts. Timely notices will be given in advance of these restrictions.

The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project is collaboration between NDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to improve U.S. 95 from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road in northwestern Las Vegas. The project has already added lanes on U.S. 95 between Washington Avenue and Ann Road and featured construction of an interchange at Horse Drive, along with the addition of auxiliary lanes, ramp metering and other Intelligent Transportation System technology and landscape and aesthetic improvements. This multi-phase project will be constructed over several years.

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 Program 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.