Drivers may experience significant delays along the 215 in the southwest valley this weekend due to an ongoing repaving and highway widening project there.
Southbound 215 traffic will be reduced to one lane between Summerlin Parkway and Flamingo Road for most of Saturday, Jan. 18. Then on Sunday, Jan. 19, northbound 215 traffic will be limited to one lane between Durango Drive and Charleston. Drivers should also expect single lane closures along parts of the 215 in this area on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as well as temporary 215 off-ramp closures Saturday morning.
The expected traffic impacts and lane closures are as follows:
- Saturday, 2 a.m. to 7 p.m., 215 southbound will be reduced to one lane with lane reductions beginning at Summerlin Parkway and ending at Flamingo.
- Saturday, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., 215 southbound off-ramp to Sahara Avenue will be closed for about an hour during this time frame.
- Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 215 southbound off-ramp to Flamingo will be closed for about an hour during this time frame.
- Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 215 northbound will have one lane closed between Tropicana Avenue and Hualapai Way.
- Sunday, 2 a.m. to 7 p.m. 215 northbound will be reduced to one lane with lane restrictions beginning at Durango Drive and ending at Charleston.
- Sunday, 3 a.m. to 7 p.m., 215 southbound will have one lane closed from Charleston to Flamingo.
- Monday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., 215 northbound will have one lane closed from Durango to Charleston.
The 215 typically has three lanes in each direction in this area, although an ongoing widening project will make it four lanes in each direction early next year.
The Saturday and Sunday lane closures are expected to significantly impact traffic, and drivers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.
The timing of the closures is necessary to ensure it is warm enough when crews are laying new pavement, which is temperature sensitive. Doing the work with significant lane closures over the long weekend was preferred to conducting the work over several weeks.
This work is part of a project to widen and repave the 215 from Tropicana to Charleston, which is expected to be finished in a year. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for the project.