Saturday, June 18, 2011 | 2 a.m.
One lane at the start of Summerlin Parkway will be closed for 20 days as crews work on a new ramp to connect the U.S. 95 high-occupancy vehicle lanes to the parkway.
The new ramp will allow motorists on northbound U.S. 95 to get to the parkway directly from the HOV lanes rather than merging across the rest of U.S. 95 to get to the regular exit. The project does not include adding HOV lanes to Summerlin Parkway.
Beginning Sunday evening, crews will be building a bridge pier and retaining wall close to the existing left lane on the ramp that connects U.S. 95 to the parkway. The closure will help crews safely work in the area, Nevada Department of Transportation officials said.
The closure will continue from the start of the ramp to the Buffalo Drive exit on the parkway.
The project is scheduled to be completed next summer.