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Heads-up: 'Car-nado' closures to begin Wednesday at Spaghetti Bowl

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A computer animation details Project Neon plans. (Source: FOX5) A computer animation details Project Neon plans. (Source: FOX5)

You might be dealing with more Project Neon construction Thursday night. It's the following weekend, however, when things may get really frustrating. 

Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, northbound U.S. 95 to the Martin Luther King Boulevard exit will be closed. It will reopen Friday morning. That’s just the beginning of it.

[LINK: Major Spaghetti Bowl ramp closures/detours]

“Since Halloween is around the corner, we’re going to introduce you to Car-nado,” said Dale Heller, Nevada Department of Transportation Project Neon manager.

As part of the billion-dollar project to upgrade and widen the Spaghetti Bowl area, a 22-year-old bridge located near Martin Luther King Boulevard will be demolished. A new one will be constructed north of that location.

“We do anticipate lengthy delays,” Heller said.

Wednesday night’s closure will accommodate preparation for widening I-15 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Sahara Avenue.

Beginning next week, if you’re driving from southbound I-15 to northbound U.S. 95, you’ll be detoured from Lake Mead Boulevard south to Martin Luther King and back to the 95.

Those traveling from northbound I-15 to northbound 95 will be detoured to the Martin Luther King exit ramp. You’ll then re-enter northbound 95 and move along a temporary lane.  

Those headed from northbound 95 to Martin Luther King need to leave themselves plenty of time. Drivers will be routed to Rancho Drive, make a U-turn, re-enter the 95 in the opposite direction and eventually make their way back to Martin Luther King.

Those headed from southbound I-15 to Martin Luther King will exit at Lake Mead Boulevard and head west.

The good news is most of the construction will take place at night and on weekends.

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