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Date Published: 2014-06-22

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Traffic Shift Starts Tonight on U.S. 95 NW Corridor Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will implement traffic pattern changes on U.S. 95 as part of Phase 2A of the U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project. Begun on April 14, 2014, the first package of roadway construction for Phase 2A is nearing completion. The next package of construction - which will include building the drainage structure for the Clark County Regional Flood Control District - begins tonight (June 22). Motorists can expect nightly lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday on U.S. 95 from the Elkhorn Bridge to the Clark County 215 Beltway (CC-215).  Lane shifts for southbound traffic will start Sunday night from north of Elkhorn to north of CC-215. Northbound traffic will shift to the newly constructed crossover starting Sunday night.  Please note that if this work cannot be completed Sunday night, the remaining work will be done on Monday night. This configuration will remain in place for approximately two months.

The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph throughout the construction zone.  Motorists are advised to use caution, heed construction signage and take alternate routes, if possible. Phase 2A 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.

The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project is a 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 Programs link. You can also follow the department 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.