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Date Published: 2014-04-28

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Overnight Closures This Week on U.S. 95 for Bridge Repairs

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement nightly traffic restrictions on U.S. 95 this week for bridge repair work. Starting from 9 p.m. Monday, April 28, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, the right lane on U.S. 95 northbound will be closed from Eastern Avenue to the I-15 northbound off-ramp. The off-ramp from U.S. 95 northbound to I-15 southbound and the U.S. 95 northbound on-ramps from Casino Center and Las Vegas Boulevard will also be closed during this time.

Also from 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, the two left lanes on U.S. 95 northbound will be closed from Eastern Avenue to the I-15 northbound off-ramp. From 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. to Thursday, May 1, the two right lanes on U.S. 95 southbound will be closed from just south of the I-15 southbound off-ramp to the I-15 northbound off-ramp. In addition, the Rancho Boulevard on-ramp to U.S. 95 southbound will be closed. Motorists should 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 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.