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Date Published: 2014-07-01

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Work on Road Projects Suspended for Holiday Weekend

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LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation will temporarily suspend major work on state road projects over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. No construction-related lane closures will take place between the morning of Thursday, July 3 and the evening of Sunday, July 6 on NDOT projects. This includes temporary work stoppages on I-15 projects to reopen F Street (near downtown), build the I-15/Cactus Avenue Interchange (southern part of the Valley) and repave 26 miles from Dry Lakes to Logandale (near Overton).

In addition, there will be no closures related to Phase 2A of the U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements project. However, project-related work that will not impact traffic will continue. District 1 Engineer Mary Martini said the temporary work stoppages are meant to make holiday travel easier. "Construction and maintenance work that restricts roadway lanes or affects traffic flow is suspended from Thursday morning through Sunday night in order to help alleviate holiday delays," Martini said.

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.