Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 | 2:37 a.m.
It’s a mixed bag for motorists who travel near the airport: One road project is ending, but another is beginning.
McCarran International Airport officials said the two right-turn lanes from eastbound Tropicana Avenue to southbound Paradise Road reopened Friday afternoon.
Those lanes had been closed for nearly four weeks as crews prepared to install a new electronic sign over Paradise Road.
A new, third right-turn lane was also added to the intersection but isn’t open yet, airport officials said.
The lane openings should help motorists leaving the resort corridor to get to the airport or the Las Vegas Beltway via the connector tunnel.
But a new project in the tunnel will likely begin impacting traffic going the other direction.
Crews will be paving in the tunnel, closing two of the three lanes in the northbound tunnel from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. There will also be lane restrictions north of the tunnel to Flight Path Avenue.
In addition, the right lane of eastbound Tropicana Avenue will be closed east of Koval Lane from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday while crews drill for a future airport sign.