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I-15 opens ‘part-time’ lane near Primm

Updated September 3, 2023 - 10:18 am

Motorists traveling between Las Vegas and Southern California are getting a measure of relief this weekend.

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will open a “part-time” lane to traffic on southbound Interstate 15 on Sunday.

The lane, which sits on the right shoulder of I-15 south of the Nevada-California border, will be available every Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Caltrans said.

Las Vegas officials, including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, have called on California and federal officials to widen I-15 from the state line to Barstow to ease traffic congestion, especially after busy holiday weekends.

In 2021, Nevada and California announced a plan to expand a five-mile stretch of the highway from the border to the Department of Food and Agriculture station. A one-mile transition lane opened in 2022 as part of that project.

Contact Paul Pearson at ppearson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @EditorPaulP on X.

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