215 Beltway widening project to start in March

Expect delays from Decatur to Tropicana
Posted at 9:31 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 12:31:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you've driven down the 215 recently, you've probably noticed a sign that said "roadwork March through December, expect delays".

"We recognize the need for added lanes," says Jimmy Floyd, the manager of construction management with Clark County.

Starting in March, Clark County will be widening a seven-mile stretch of the 215 from Decatur to Tropicana. According to the county, that portion of the freeway will go from three lanes to four, relieving a lot of congestion.

According to NDOT, that stretch sees 193,000 cars a day, and that number continues to grow.

Drivers can expect traffic flow to be shifted around construction zones through December.

"We ask the public to slow down, pay attention when they're in the work zone, but we're trying to minimize those impacts to the traveling public," says Floyd.

The $11 million project is just the first in a series of 4 projects that will widen different portions of the 215.