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Final public meeting to discuss Project Neon coming soon

The final public meeting to discuss the next steps for Project Neon will be held Wednesday, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

NDOT officials are expected to discuss several improvements for the ongoing $1 billion effort to redesign and widen Interstate 15 from the U.S. Highway 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue by July 2019.

The meeting is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. in Las Vegas. Parking is available on campus and at city garages just west of the school.

The third and final round of major freeway ramp and lane closures, known as the “Main Event,” is expected to run from March to November, when both directions of Interstate 15 will be narrowed to three lanes between Sahara and Washington avenues, then further reduced to two lanes each way in the area immediately surrounding the Spaghetti Bowl interchange.

The centerpiece of Project Neon will be an 81-foot-tall flyover ramp for high-occupancy vehicles. The new carpool ramp will have one lane for drivers headed from southbound U.S. 95 to southbound I-15 and another connecting northbound I-15 to northbound U.S. 95.

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

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