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Date Published: 2014-01-22

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Restrictions in Effect for I-15 Repaving Near Moapa Valley

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation is repaving a 26-mile stretch on I-15 in the northbound and southbound directions from Dry Lakes to the Logandale/Overton Interchange (near State Route 169). Begun in January 2014 and expected to finish in early 2015, the project will improve the condition of the road from Milepost 69 to Milepost 95. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the majority of the project. Project work hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding major holidays that may affect traffic.

As the project progresses, traffic will be switched from one side of the freeway -- with a travel lane in each direction -- while the other side is being worked on. When that side is finished, traffic will be switched to the other side of the freeway -- with a travel lane in each direction -- to complete that work. In the late summer or early fall, there will one or two 24-hour marathon closures. The contractor for the $36 million project is Las Vegas Paving.

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 Programs and Projects 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.