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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.

Warm Springs Bridge Set to Open Friday

Warm Springs Bridge Set to Open Friday

There will be a new way for drivers to cross over I-15 starting Friday.

Two lanes of traffic along the Warm Springs Bridge are set to open. The bridge was demolished in February 2011. It had been around since the 1960s. Eventually, the bridge will have six lanes designed to accommodate the new configuration of I-15. It will also have desert-themed artwork on it to match the rest of the bridges and ramps in the area.

The opening of the lanes will give easier access to business owners and homeowners in the area in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

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.:

Construction Forces Lane Closures along I-15 near Warm Springs Road

Construction Forces Lane Closures along I-15 near Warm Springs Road

 

There will be some changes along I-15 near Warm Springs Road starting Tuesday night.

The right lane on southbound I-15 at Warm Springs Road will be closed between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., access to I-15 northbound will move from south of Warm Springs to north of Warm Springs.  At 8 p.m., lane three will be closed on northbound I-15 at Warm Springs. The northbound access road will also be closed at that time. Access from Blue Diamond Road to northbound Access Road will be closed at 8:30 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., the two right lanes of northbound I-15 will be closed at Warm Springs Road. That closure will stay in place through the night. The lanes are set to reopen at 5 a.m.

Crews are expected to put similar closures in place Wednesday and Thursday as well. Construction on the Warm Springs Road Bridge over I-15 is behind the recent closures.

More Closures Coming to I-15 at Warm Springs Road

More Closures Coming to I-15 at Warm Springs Road

 

Construction crews working on the Warm Springs Road Bridge are adding days to their work schedule which means more closures along I-15 near Warm Springs Road.

Here are the new road closures and times:

Friday, March 30:

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

There are also closures for Dean Martin Drive between West Post Road and West Oquendo Road. The road will be closed starting 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. It will then close each night from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., starting Monday. The closures are scheduled to be over Thursday morning.