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Freeway ramp in downtown Las Vegas to close overnight Thursday

Updated January 9, 2019 - 3:36 pm

A connector ramp linking two major freeways will close to traffic overnight this week in downtown Las Vegas.

The freeway ramp from Interstate 15 northbound to U.S. Highway 95 southbound will shut to traffic from 10 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

The temporary closure is needed for paving and electrical work tied to Project Neon, a nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue that began in 2016.

Motorists will be detoured to the D Street/Washington Avenue exit from I-15, there they will take a right in Washington Avenue, then a right onto Main Street and then a right onto Las Vegas Boulevard where they can get on U.S. 95 southbound.

Project Neon is 92 percent complete and scheduled for substantial completion in July.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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