Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 | 3:57 p.m.
In case construction on Interstate 15 near the Strip and in the southern valley and on U.S. 95 in the northwest wasn’t enough, the lanes will soon be closed on U.S. 95 in the eastern valley, too.
The Nevada Department of Transportation announced today that work will begin Sunday night on the U.S. 95/Interstate 515 bridge at Flamingo Road.
The 30-year-old bridge doesn’t meet earthquake standards, a structural review found, so the department is repairing and modernizing the structure.
Lanes closures for both directions of the freeway will be in effect at night from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Thursday, while crews remove barriers and install temporary rails, the department said.
Repair work will then take close one northbound lane at night Oct. 2-6.
Crews will then begin working 24 hours per day on Oct. 11, closing all but two lanes in each direction until Nov. 23.
In addition during this period, two of the four on-ramps from Flamingo will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to enter the freeway at Tropicana Avenue or Boulder Highway.
Lanes will close again at night from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 as crews install new permanent barrier rails.
The project is scheduled to conclude Dec. 2.
Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for the $3.5 million project.