LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Project Neon will lead to a shutdown of a major ramp in the Spaghetti Bowl this weekend.
The Nevada Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound U.S. 95 to southbound Interstate 15 ramp in Las Vegas from 10 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday.
It's the busiest ramp in the state, seeing 3,100 vehicles per hour during peak use hours. The 36-hour closure is needed to shift the ramp lanes east in preparation of an I-15 bridge demolition crossing Symphony Park Drive that will occur next weekend as part of Project Neon.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area or follow the signed detour, which will reroute traffic north onto I-15, using Exit 76A to the D Street exit.
Project Neon is a nearly $1 billion project that will widen a 3.6-mile stretch of I-15 between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible.
The marked detour will take 6 minutes with regular traffic.
Drivers can also get off U.S. 95 at Valley View Boulevard, Rancho Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard and work their way down to Charleston Boulevard to get on southbound I-15.
Rancho was the quickest of those routes at five and a half minutes. Valley View took a little over 7 minutes and Martin Luther King Boulevard was slower at 10 minutes.
Another good thing for drivers to keep in mind is they will not be able to get on southbound I-15 from either Rancho Drive or Martin Luther King Boulevard either because of this roadwork.