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Date Published: 2014-06-16

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Lanes to Close Nightly Mon-Fri on U.S. 95, I-15 for Bridge Repairs

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LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement nightly traffic restrictions this week for bridge-related repairs on U.S. 95 and I-15 near downtown Las Vegas. In place Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, the restrictions will start at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. the next day. Lanes will be reduced on northbound U.S. 95 from Eastern Avenue to I-15 this week. The Las Vegas Boulevard off-ramp from northbound U.S. 95 and the Las Vegas Boulevard on-ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will be closed tonight and Tuesday night. The Casino Center on-ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights. In addition, lanes will also be reduced on southbound I-15 from south of the Spaghetti Bowl to just south of Wall Street to finish bridge repairs from last week. Motorists are advised to use caution, heed all traffic control devices and plan alternate routes, if necessary.

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 FacebookTwitter 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.