Airport Connector Ramps at I-215 to Close Overnight Wednesday
Construction of a bridge expansion project will prompt a temporary overnight closure of the ramps between the Airport Connector and the I-215 from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, until 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
The ramps will not be closed tonight or Tuesday night, as originally expected.
During the closure, northbound traffic will be directed to take posted detours 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 Airport Connector Tunnel. Southbound drivers will be detoured to exit the Airport Connector at Hidden Wells Road, turn left (south) on Gillespie Street, then left (east) onto Warm Springs, where they can re-enter the eastbound I-215. The tunnel north of I-215 leading into the airport will remain open during this work.
The airport connector bridge is the first of five bridges that will be expanded as part Clark County Public Works’ federally funded 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 about the Airport Connector project is available at www.AirportConnectorLV.com.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.