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Another repaving project set for I-15’s resort corridor

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Steve Marcus

A road crew spreads rubberized asphalt during resurfacing of Interstate 15 between Tropicana Avenue and Charleston Boulevard Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The resurfacing work is expected to run through Oct. 20.

Interstate 15 Resurfacing

Higinio Arrenondo and Patrice Whitlaw prepare a section of road for a patch during resurfacing of Interstate 15 between Tropicana Avenue and Charleston Boulevard on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Another round of work on the repaving of Interstate 15 is set to get under way Sunday night. But motorists shouldn't worry — unlike the earlier stages, this phase will have only minimal impacts on traffic.

Crews will be painting over the lane markings on the freeway in what is known as the "resort corridor," from Tropicana Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl. The reflective paint will make the markings more visible at night.

The work is scheduled to take place nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday to Wednesday and then again from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

Lane closures will be minimal. And because the work will take place only at night, it shouldn’t seriously affect motorists, NDOT says.

The main repaving of the busy stretch of I-15 began Sept. 11 and was finished Oct. 10, 10 days earlier than scheduled.

The $6 million project added an inch-thick layer of rubberized asphalt to the old concrete roadway, making it a quieter, smoother ride.

Crews still have to return to add the plastic delineators that separate the express lanes from the main lanes of the freeway. But that work hasn’t been scheduled yet, the department said.

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