NDOT schedules nightly closures of I-15 in Mesquite area; detours

Map shows construction zone on Interstate 15 at Nevada milepost 118 related to construction associated with the new diamond interchange, Mesquite, Nevada, April 2016 | Map courtesy of Nevada Department of Transportation, St. George News

MESQUITE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced nightly closures will take place on Interstate 15, 2,500 feet in each direction from Nevada milepost 117.5, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. this coming Sunday through Thursday.

A bridge elevation drawing showing the design of new interchange at Exit 118 and I-15 in Mesquite, Nevada | Image courtesy of City of Mesquite
A bridge elevation drawing showing the design of new interchange at Exit 118 and I-15 in Mesquite, Nevada | Image courtesy of City of Mesquite

Traffic will be detoured onto newly constructed north and southbound I-15 on- and off-ramps, with a reduced 45-mph speed limit. The Interstate will reopen during the day.

The temporary closures are needed to set a precast bridge over the Interstate as part of the City of Mesquite’s new $14.7 million diamond interchange at Milepost 118.


Read more: New I-15 interchange facilitates access to industrial park; new truck stop


Meadow Valley Contractors is the design-build contractor, with Horrocks Engineers as construction manager.

“The new interstate exit creates a direct link to the Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center for improved pick-up and drop-off efficiency, thereby limiting heavy truck traffic on surface streets for smoother local commutes,” NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said.

The project is scheduled to finish in June.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible.

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