Posted By Josh Mabry, Continuous News Manager - email
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Construction of a bridge expansion project is causing closures of northbound and southbound lanes of the Airport Connector at the I-215 various times over the next two weeks. I-215 will close between Interstate 15 and Windmill Lane from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily until August 16.
The Clark County Public Works projects will eventually provide additional travel lanes in each direction of I-215.
Detour routes are posted, taking Northbound motorists to the Warm Springs Road off-ramp, where traffic is directed east on Warm Springs and then back to the I-215 heading west to the Airport Connector Tunnel. On dates when southbound access is restricted, drivers will be detoured to exit the Airport Connector at Hidden Wells Road, turn left (south) on Gilespie Street, then left (east) onto Warm Springs, where they can re-enter the eastbound I-215.
The tunnel north of I-215 leading into the airport will remain open during this work.
The work schedule is as follows:
• From 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, until 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6; and from 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 until 5 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7: Southbound Airport Connector at the 215 will be closed.
• From 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8; and from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, until 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9: Northbound Airport Connector at the 215 will be closed.
• From 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13; and from 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14: Southbound Airport Connector at the 215 will be closed.
• From 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15; and from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, until 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16: Northbound Airport Connector at the 215 will be closed.
The airport connector bridge is the first of five bridges that will be expanded as part Clark County Public Works' federally funded I-215 Airport Connector Phase 1. The project started in January and officials expect it to be complete in January 2014. Bridges over Paradise, Warm Springs and Robindale Roads, as well as Duck Creek will be expanded as part of the project.
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