Part of southbound US 95 will be closed overnight Wednesday

A section of southbound U.S. Highway 95 and several access ramps in downtown Las Vegas will be closed for overnight work on Wednesday as crews install digital signs that will flash information about accidents and detours, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

Southbound U.S. 95 will close between Decatur Boulevard and Rancho Drive from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said.

During that same time, the Decatur and Valley View Boulevard onramps to southbound U.S. 95 will close, along with the Rancho Drive exit ramp from the southbound freeway, Illia said.

The active traffic management signs are being installed as part of the $1 billion Project Neon, a 3.7-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue.

A system of sensors lining the highways will detect heavy congestion, car crashes, bad weather and other conditions that could affect traffic. The information will be relayed to the signs to adjust speed limits, aimed at reducing accidents and stop-and-go conditions for the 300,000 vehicles that travel daily between the Spaghetti Bowl and Sahara Avenue.

Contact Art Marroquin at or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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