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Downtown Las Vegas freeway ramp work rescheduled for weekend

Heavy rains earlier this month prompted the Nevada Department of Transportation to cancel construction on a major freeway ramp in downtown Las Vegas, but the work and subsequent closures are now rescheduled for this weekend.

The ramp linking northbound U.S. Highway 95 to northbound Interstate 15 will close from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said.

As a detour, drivers headed north on U.S. 95 should exit northbound Las Vegas Boulevard, then turn left onto Washington Avenue to access I-15, Illia said.

Crews will repave the ramp, install new barrier rails and restripe the traffic lanes as part of the $1 billion Project Neon, which calls for widening the Spaghetti Bowl freeway interchange of I-15 and U.S. 95 through Sahara Avenue by July 2019.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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