Spaghetti Bowl ramp closure Sept. 16-Sept. 18 could cause headache for drivers

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas valley drivers will experience a shake up in the Spaghetti Bowl Friday night.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says it will close the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 95 to the southbound Interstate 15 ramp from 10 p.m., Sept. 16 until 10 a.m., Sept. 18.

This closure will have a tremendous impact on drivers because the Spaghetti Bowl is the busiest ramp in the state, seeing 3,100 vehicles per hour during peak use hours.

The 36-hour closure is needed to shift the ramp lanes east in preparation for an I-15 bridge demolition crossing Symphony Park Drive.  The demolition will occur next weekend as part of Project Neon.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area or follow the signed detour which will reroute traffic north onto Interstate 15, using Exit 76A to the D Street exit. Project Neon is a nearly $1 billion investment that will widen a 3.6-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl.

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling through the work zone.  However, some drivers say the closure won't be as big of a deal to them because they already do all they can to avoid the area. 

"I think it's a hassle," said  Aaron Cordova, driver.  "There's too much traffic. I mean, it's just crazy to get around there."

"It's pretty hectic, Michael Wilson said.  "I wouldn't try to go through there right now.  I understand they're working on it so yeah, I will be avoiding it."  

Motorist should also heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible.

For more information check the Project Neon website or call 702-293-NEON (6366).


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