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.
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.
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.
- Nevada road information: NDOT online.