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Bumpy start for final phase of Project NEON

Closures result in heavy traffic delays Tuesday
Posted: 6:13 AM, Mar 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-07 07:19:59Z
Lane closures increasing traffic on I-15
Lane closures increasing traffic on I-15
Lane closures increasing traffic on I-15

The largest and final phase of Project NEON started yesterday and Las Vegas commuters were feeling the effects Tuesday morning.

NDOT is calling this phase the Main Event. The project picks up where the Big Squeeze and Carnado left off. Crews are widening a four-mile stretch of the 15, between Sahara and the Spaghetti Bowl.

The ramp connecting the 95 south to the 15 south will be down to one lane and detoured. Then, both directions of the 15 will be own to three lanes between Sahara and Washington. 

This has caused the resort corridor drive time to spike from its normal 7 minutes to a high of 22 minutes this morning.

Motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes. 

Tuesday, March 6

  • I-15 northbound closed from Sahara Avenue to Charleston Boulevard from 11 p.m., March 6 until 3 a.m., March 7.
  • I-15 northbound lane restrictions between Sahara Avenue and D Street start tonight.
  • Interstate 15 northbound to the U.S. Highway 95 southbound ramp will be closed from 9 p.m., March 6 until 5 a.m., March 7.
  • Interstate 15 northbound to the U.S. Highway 95 northbound ramp will be closed from 12 a.m., March 7 until 2 a.m., March 7.
  • Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard westbound will be closed from 9 p.m., March 6 until 6 a.m., March 7.
  • Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to D Street will be closed from 9 p.m., March 6 until 6 a.m., March 7.

 Newly Opened

  • The new Martin Luther King Boulevard / Pinto Lane on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound opened at 6 a.m., March 6.
  • Interstate 15 southbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard reopened at 6 a.m., March 6.
  • Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard eastbound will open 6 a.m., March 7.

 Freeway Closure This Weekend (March 9-12)

U.S. Highway 95 north and southbound will be closed between Martin Luther King and Las Vegas boulevards from 10 p.m., March 9 until 5 a.m., March 12.

 Continuing Closures Through December 2018

  • The ramp from U.S. Highway 95 southbound to Interstate 15 southbound will be reduced to one lane and detoured
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound will remain closed.
  • Frontage road between Rancho Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard will remain closed.