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October 22, 2014

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Orange barrels ahead: Lane work to start Sunday on U.S. 95 in eastern valley

Road project

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.

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  1. It must be nice to be paid to take drugs all day. How else can you explain the road construction planning in this county?

  2. "Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for the $3.5 million project."

    Wow, who would have guessed it would have gone to Las Vegas Paving. At this point I'm guessing several politicians are reaping big campaign contributions from all the work this single contractor seems to get.

    I wonder if they will delete an exit for Flamingo eastbound like they did on the 215/15 Blue Diamond eastbound exit.

  3. The construction projects all going on at the same time leave motorist with very few options to get around the valley quickly. I don't think the highway department could have come up with such a perfect plan to tie traffic up on purpose.