If you travel through the ongoing roadwork for Project Neon, prepare for some changes this week.
The Nevada Department of Transportation's third and final major phase of work for Project Neon a nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue is nicknamed "The Main Event" since it's the last and most impactful portion of construction.
In addition to road/lane changes and ramp closures, six of the stadium-sized video boards will be activated this week to give motorists lane-specific information in an effort to ease traffic flow. The signs were installed during earlier construction and were being tested last week. Eventually, there will be 42 electronic signs erected along U.S. 95 and Interstate 15 before construction concludes in July 2019, says NDOT.
Upcoming closures and openings include:
Interstate 15 southbound off-ramp to Sahara Avenue and Highland Drive will be closed from 9 p.m., March 5 until 6 a.m., March 6.
U.S. Highway 95 northbound to Interstate 15 southbound ramp will be closed from 9 p.m., March 5 until 5 a.m., March 6.
Interstate 15 north and southbound will be reduced to one-lane in each direction between D Street and Sahara Avenue from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly, starting the evening of March 5 through the morning of March 9.
Interstate 15 north and southbound will be reduced to three lanes in each direction between Sahara Avenue and Alta Drive, and northbound reduced to two lanes near the Spaghetti Bowl from 6 a.m., March 6, until 5 a.m., Nov. 20.
Interstate 15 northbound to the U.S. Highway 95 south and northbound ramps will be closed from 9 p.m., March 6 until 5 a.m., March 7.
The Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to D Street will be closed from 9 p.m., March 6 until 6 a.m., March 7.
-- The new Martin Luther King Boulevard / Pinto Lane on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound will open at 6 a.m., March 6.
-- Interstate 15 southbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard will reopen at 6 a.m., March 6.
-- Interstate 15 northbound off-ramp to Charleston Boulevard eastbound will reopen at 6 a.m., March 6.
U.S. Highway 95 northbound to Interstate 15 southbound ramp will be closed from 9 p.m., March 7 until 5 a.m., March 8.
D Street on-ramp to Interstate 15 southbound will be closed from 9 p.m., March 7 until mid-July.
Interstate 15 southbound will be reduced to two lanes between Alta Drive and D Street from 6 a.m., March 8, until November 20.
Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp to U.S. Highway 95 southbound will be closed from 6 a.m., March 9 until early 2019.
Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a free smartphone app available, plus a hotline available in both English and Spanish at: 702-293-NEON (6366). NDOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.