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Freeway interchange in downtown Las Vegas will close this weekend

A major freeway interchange will close in downtown Las Vegas this weekend as crews continue work on the $1 billion Project Neon, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

The ramp linking northbound U.S. Highway 95 to northbound Interstate 15 will close from midnight 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 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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