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I-15 Work Continues to Frustrate Drivers

I-15 Work Continues to Frustrate Drivers

 

Another weekend of detours and delays is on the way for the I-15 Design-Build South Project.

The traffic effects are as follows:

I-15 Southbound Closing for the Weekend

I-15 Southbound Closing for the Weekend

 

A major closure is coming to southbound I-15 this weekend.

The freeway will be closed from Russell Road to the 215 beltway starting at 10 p.m. Friday night. The closure is expected to be in place until 5 p.m. Sunday. All the ramps connecting Flamingo Road, Tropicana Boulevard and Russell Road to southbound I-15 will be closed. Other roads that will be closed include southbound access roads and Dean Martin Drive at the railroad crossing.

Crews will need to shutdown I-15 to install the new railroad bridge over the freeway. The current railroad bridge will be taken down and removed. Crews will then have to install the new spans over the freeway and access roads. The bridges will be put in place by Self-Propelled Modular Transport Vehicles, also known as SPMTs, which will lift the bridge supports into place from below.

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Railroad Work to Cause Major Interstate Closure

Another major closure of Interstate 15 will snarl traffic near the south end of the Strip through the weekend.

As part of the Design-Build South project, southbound I-15 will be closed from Russell Road to the 215 interchange for installation of the new railroad bridge over the freeway. 

All southbound I-15 traffic will be routed off at Russell Road from 10 p.m. Friday through approximately 5 p.m. Sunday. The ramps from Flamingo Road, Tropicana Boulevard and Russell Road to southbound I-15, the southbound access roads and Dean Martin Dr. at the railroad will also be closed. Dean Martin Dr. is scheduled to remain closed until Monday.

Rising Gas Prices Burn Valley Locals

Rising Gas Prices Burn Valley Locals

By Joey Gabris, Liberty High School

With the status of the world’s economy on the constant decline, gas prices have seemed to be traveling in the opposite direction.

Despite the lack of money in the pockets of people everywhere, consumers are expected to spend more cash on the rising cost of gasoline.

According to the Washington Post, gas prices remain high in the West because of the rising tension over Iran’s nuclear program.

This means that the United States’ conflict with the Middle East is causing more problems here in America.

Similarly, the price of gas is expected to break the record for the highest recorded cost-per-gallon sometime within the next two years.

Warm Springs Bridge Work Prompts Road Closures

Warm Springs Bridge Work Prompts Road Closures

 

Major closures will affect road travel Wednesday night for drivers in the southwest part of the valley.

As progress is made on the Warm Springs Bridge, closures will be occurring Wednesday night for concrete pours into the bridge decks. The schedule of closures will be as follows: 

7 p.m. – 5 a.m.:

  • I-215/CC-215 ramps to southbound I-15 closed (including access roads).
  • Detour southbound Las Vegas Boulevard/Decatur to Blue Diamond to southbound I-15.
  • Southbound I-15 traffic will be reduced to as few as two lanes throughout the night.

7 p.m. – 12 a.m.:

Closures Announced for I-15 near Warm Springs Road

Closures Announced for I-15 near Warm Springs Road

Construction of the new Warm Springs Road Bridge that will go over I-15 will force closures along the freeway starting this weekend.

The closures start 5 p.m. Sunday. The restrictions will impact lanes of I-15 along with on and off ramps for the southern beltway. Here are the restrictions for the next several weeks:

Sunday night, March 25.

  • The southbound I-15 will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 at 5 p.m.
  • The eastbound CC-215 to southbound I-15 ramp and the westbound I-215 to southbound I-15 ramps will be closed starting at 8 p.m.
  • I-15 southbound will be reduced to two lanes at Warm Springs Road at 9 p.m.
  • Lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m.

Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 nights

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following: