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I-15 Projects Under NDOT Permit
The City of North Las Vegas, in cooperation
with the Regional Transportation Commission of
Southern Nevada, have been
working to develop plans to improve North 5th
Street between Owens Avenue and the Northern
Beltway (CC-215), a distance of approximately seven
miles.The goal of the North 5th Street
Improvements Project is to provide an enhanced
north-south transportation corridor along North
5th Street in the City of North Las Vegas. The
$30 million bridge is part of the City's North 5th
Street Arterial Project. The North 5th Street
Bridge is expected to be complete this summer.
Funding comes from the RTC. Target Construction
is the contractor.
Vegas, Nevada -- Motorists will encounter varying lane
closures of northbound and southbound
Interstate 15 from Cheyenne Avenue to Lake
Mead Boulevard, Monday through Thursday. Most
of the lane closures will be in effect from 9
p.m. to 5 a.m., however, daytime closures will be
in effect on Monday and Tuesday. Crews
will be working on the North 5th Street Bridge
U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements
multi-phase, multi-year project will improve U.S. 95 from Washington Avenue to
Kyle Canyon Road in northwestern Las Vegas by adding lanes, constructing
interchanges at Horse Drive and Kyle Canyon Road and creating a
system-to-system interchange between U.S. 95 and CC 215, along with other
improvements, including aesthetics.
Phase 1, which stretches
from Washington Avenue to Ann Road, is complete. Phase 4, which included a
new interchange at Horse Drive and U.S. 95, was complete in 2011. Phases 2
and 3 are currently in the final design phases and will proceed when
funding becomes available. Phase 5 is scheduled to begin construction in
2018 or later, pending funding. Phases 2 and 5 are in partnership with
the City of Las Vegas; Phase 3 is a partnership between NDOT, the
City of Las Vegas and Clark County.
The project is currently in
Phase 2. The Phase 2 improvements have been divided into two separate contracts
for construction. Phase 2A will widen U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive
and Phase 2B will widen U.S. 95 from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road.
Current/Upcoming Construction - June 2014
2 improvements consist of the following:
95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project
- Widening U.S. 95 to three
lanes in each direction from Ann Road to Centennial Parkway and adding an HOV
lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction.
- Widening U.S. 95 to three
lanes in each direction from Centennial Parkway to Durango Drive and adding an
HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction.
- Widening U.S. 95 to
three lanes in each direction from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road and adding
auxiliary lanes in each direction.
- Building a new park-and-ride
facility in the southwest quadrant of the U.S. 95/Durango Drive
- Building sound walls in noise sensitive areas.
- Implementing drainage, lighting, signing and ITS improvements.
- Improving landscape and aesthetic features.
- Relocating utilities as
Mount Charleston (Kyle Canyon Widening and Improvements)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will implement lane restrictions on
Kyle Canyon Road (State Route 157) starting at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct.2. Kyle Canyon will be reduced to one lane in a
roughly four-mile stretch encompassing the actual work zone (Mile
Markers 3.5 and 5.5). The widening and improvements project is part
of a collaborative, multi-agency effort funded and supported
by FHWA, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
includes adding approximately 17 miles of road shoulder/bike
lanes and two roundabouts to Kyle Canyon Road and an additional
roundabout to Lee Canyon Road to improve access near
developed recreation sites. During construction, travel will
be reduced to one lane of traffic and delays are
expected. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly. The
initial work involves clearing and grubbing operations.
The project is expected to finish in late 2014.
scenic byway maintained by NDOT, Kyle Canyon Road is an
important transportation corridor for approximately 400
residents in Mount Charleston, Rainbow and Echo
subdivisions and businesses in upper Kyle Canyon. This road
is also a designated Forest Highway, serving as a
primary access route for visitors to the Spring Mountains National
Recreation Area managed by USFS as well as the Red Rock
Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land
Management. Funding and support for this project comes from
several agencies and construction will be overseen by the
Update: December 2014
- There will be no work on the project
from 12/20/14 through 01/04/15.
- All paving with the
exception of the friction course will be completed today. The remainder of
the Friction Course will be completed in the Spring/Summer.
- Temporary striping on Kyle Canyon Road will be placed according to
the permanent striping plan on the final lift of pavement.
- Permanent striping will be placed in the Spring/Summer once all
of the Friction Course work has been completed.
of asphalt will be ongoing this week.
- Installation of
signs, guide posts and object markers will be ongoing this
- Shoulder Flattening work from milepost 15 to
milepost 21 is anticipated to begin the week of January
- Shouldering of pavement, installation of
signs, guide posts and object markers, will be ongoing the month of
- It is anticipated that all work will be
completed with the exception of the Friction Course by the first week of
Update: November 2014
Kyle Canyon Road:
- Continue pulverize and pave operation. Work
anticipated to be complete by the second week of December.
up and preparing slopes for seeding from the beginning of the project from
mileposts 3.3 to 8.2 (Harris Springs) will be ongoing for the next two weeks.
Plan to seed beginning the week of 11/10/14.
- Shouldering of pavement
- Installation of the Guide Posts is scheduled to begin the
week of November 3, from the beginning of the project to Harris Springs.
- Traffic Control: One lane closure with flaggers and pilot car will be
ongoing in the section from approximately mileposts 11 to 15. A rolling
flagger operation will be working with the seeding operation as needed.
Lee Canyon Road:
- Seeding has been completed.
- No work
Upcoming work on the Concrete Pavement for
the Kyle Canyon East Roundabout:
- There will be a
lane closure with a traffic signal for work at the Kyle Canyon
- The lane closure will be in effect
Thursday, September 25th for approximately two weeks. The lane
closure with traffic signals will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a
- Westbound traffic heading up the mountain
will be shifted to the eastbound side to get through the roundabout;
eastbound traffic will follow their normal traffic pattern.
- There will be an additional traffic signal in place for the
contractor (West Coast Construction) working on the Visitor
- The pulverize and pavement operation
will be ongoing for the next couple of months.This is limited to
one-mile sections, and traffic control will consist of a lane closure with
flaggers and a pilot car. This work will be going on Monday through Friday
during daylight hours.
Below is a brief summary of construction
activities and traffic control procedures for recent weeks and
Kyle Canyon Road
- Pulverize and pave work will be ongoing. Pulverize and pave work
will be completed to the first lift of pavement in one mile segments. Prior
to the weekend, all unpaved sections of roadway will have a primed surface
to minimize the need for dust control and maintenance. Anticipate that
there will be a primed surface one mile or less each weekend (with the
exception of Labor Day Weekend).
working one-mile segments beginning at MP 5.0 heading east.
- Place concrete for sidewalk at East Roundabout.
- Complete Drop Inlet work.
- Complete curb
- Traffic Control: Lane closure with flaggers and
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May go longer than 10
hours if necessary, no later than 30 minutes before Sunset).
- LABOR DAY WEEKEND: No work from August 29th till
Lee Canyon Road
- Concrete pavement work ongoing for the next two weeks.
- Scheduled to pave approaches to roundabout next
- Traffic Control: Lane closure with flaggers
Repaving Marks Next Phase on Kyle Canyon Widening and
Improvements Project: Crews are removing pavement from
Milepost 4 to Milepost 5 in order to work on new roundabouts.
Once the pavement is removed, the public will be riding on
a surface comprised of dirt and compacted millings for two to
three months while the roundabouts are being constructed.
There will be closures throughout the project. Closures will
be limited to two to four miles at a time with flaggers and
pilot car. As a result of additional funding from NDOT, the
17-mile stretch will also be resurfaced. As such, the project
is expected to finish in Spring 2015 as opposed to late
When traveling through construction
zones, motorists should observe posted speed
limits and watch for construction personnel and
Other Construction/Improvement Projects in Southern Nevada
I-15 Repaving Project Near Moapa
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 Spring 2015, the project will improve the condition of
the road from Milepost 69 to Milepost 95.
The project is scheduled to shut down Fall 2014,
with no traffic closures, and resume for completion Spring 2015. The
contractor for the $36 million project is Las Vegas
The second I-15 southbound lane near Moapa is
expected to open by Thanksgiving, as crews are still repairing damages that
resulted from the September 8 rainstorm.
OTHER NDOT SOUTHERN NEVADA PROJECTS/CORRIDOR STUDIES
LOCAL AREA ROAD CONSTRUCTION REPORTS
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is published manually and cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy or timeliness.
This information depends on a number of items, including Internet
availability, communications networks, and computer equipment which are beyond
the control of the NDOT and difficult to predict.
construction conditions can change rapidly and the most immediate conditions
can not always be reflected on this webpage. Weather and road conditions
change rapidly, and drivers are in the best position to perceive such
conditions and adjust their driving accordingly. Those relying on this
information do so at their own risk, and neither the State of Nevada, the
NDOT nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the
accuracy of this information nor any actions taken in reliance
U.S. 95 Indian Springs Pavement Resurfacing Project
NDOT will commence mill and asphalt overlay operations on U.S. 95 near Indian Springs on February 2. Seventeen miles in both directions of U.S. 95 beginning near Indian Springs and ending in Mercury in Nye County will be repaved. Safety improvements will be made to the shoulders by flattening out the roadside. In addition, NDOT will be improving the drainage system. At least one lane will be open at all times in both directions during the duration of the project.
The project cost is $22 million, and Las Vegas Paving is the prime contractor. The estimated project completion is Fall 2015.
Motorists should expect delays and heed all traffic control devices.