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I-15 reopens after three-day closure

Updated January 30, 2023 - 12:03 pm

After three days of the complete closure of Interstate 15 between Flamingo and Russell roads, the highway has reopened.

The portion of interstate in Las Vegas’ resort corridor was closed for Nevada Department of Transportation crews to tear down the north portion of the Tropicana Avenue bridge. I-15 typically sees approximately 270,000 vehicles daily through central Las Vegas, according to NDOT.

From now until fall, Tropicana will have only two lanes open in each direction on the bridge, with the ramps leading to Tropicana from northbound and southbound I-15 closed. The bridge is being rebuilt to be taller, wider and longer for additional capacity.

The entire project, which includes plans for HOV ramps on the south side of Harmon Avenue and a new pedestrian walkway between Tropicana Avenue and Arena Drive, is scheduled to wrap up in early 2025.

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