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I-215 Widening Work Causes Detours in McCarran Airport Connector
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I-215 Widening Work Causes Detours in McCarran Airport Connector

 

Ongoing construction work on Interstate 215 near McCarran Airport will bring major traffic headaches for nighttime drivers beginning Sunday.

Northbound and southbound lanes of the airport connector will cause detours and delays for the next couple of weeks. Workers are doing groundwork for the expansion of the bridge over the connector as part of a project to widen I-215 between Interstate 15 and Windmill Lane. Rotating closures begin Sunday and continue through August 16. They will usually start at 7 p.m. and finish at 5 a.m.

Northbound drivers will detour to the Warm Springs Road off-ramp, where traffic will be directed east on Warm Springs and then back to the I-215 heading west to the connector tunnel.

Southbound drivers will exit the Airport Connector at Hidden Wells Road, turn left (south) on Gilespie Street, then left (east) onto Warm Springs, where they can pick up the eastbound I-215. The tunnel north of I-215 leading into the airport will remain open. The work schedule is as follows during previously listed hours:

  • Sunday, Aug. 5 - Tuesday, Aug. 7: Southbound connector at the 215 will be closed.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Thursday, Aug. 9:  Northbound connector at the 215 will be closed.                                                
  • Sunday, Aug. 12 - Tuesday, Aug. 14:  Southbound connector at the 215 will be closed.  
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Thursday, Aug. 16:  Northbound connector at the 215 will be closed. 

The airport connector bridge is the first of five bridges that will be expanded as part of the I-215 Airport Connector Phase 1. The project started in January and is expected to be complete in January 2014. Bridges over Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, Robindale Road and Duck Creek also will be expanded as part of the project.

More information is available at  www.AirportConnectorLV.com.

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