Ongoing construction on the Airport Connector Project will cause a series of overnight closures and lane restrictions on the 215 and highway on and off ramps near McCarran International Airport on most weeknights through Dec. 23.
First, the exit from eastbound 215 to Sunset Road, McCarran International Airport (Exit 10), will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5. During this closure, drivers heading to McCarran on eastbound 215 will be encouraged to use Windmill Lane (Exit 9) to get onto westbound 215 in order to access the airport. (Drivers will essentially be using Windmill to make a U-turn.)
Then, the 215 will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Las Vegas Boulevard and Windmill from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on many weeknights through Dec. 23.
The exit from eastbound 215 to Warm Springs Road (Exit 9) and the ramp from southbound Airport Connector to eastbound 215 are also expected to be closed overnight sometime this month.
A closure and/or significant lane restrictions will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., on nearly every weeknight through Dec. 23. This schedule is intended to avoid impacting daytime rush-hours and minimize the impact on weekend traffic. Roadside message boards will be used to alert drivers of the specific impacts on each day.
Drivers should expect some delays on the 215, the Airport Connector, and the surrounding roads in this area during the overnight hours. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes around the construction zone if possible.
The closures are necessary as crews work on the Phase 2 – Airport Connector Project, which includes construction of a new flyover ramp and bridge connecting southbound Airport Connector to eastbound 215, widening the off-ramp from eastbound 215 to Warm Springs Road and construction of a new bridge for that off-ramp, and the widening of a bridge carrying westbound 215 traffic over the Airport Connector. The entire project is expected to be finished in the fall of 2017.
Ongoing lane restrictions and closures related to this project include the closure of the ramp that brings traffic from Sunset Road to the southbound Airport Connector, lane reductions on southbound Airport Connector, and access to the northbound Airport Connector from George Crockett Road remains closed. Also, the ramp bringing traffic from westbound Warm Springs Road to westbound 215 will remain closed most nights until mid-March.
The Public Works Department has set up a page on Clark County's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/PubWorks to provide details about the project. The public can also contact the department at (702) 455-6000 or via email at InTheWorks@ClarkCountyNV.gov for information.
Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for this project, which is being funded in part through Fuel Revenue Indexing. Fuel Revenue Indexing takes a portion of what motorists pay at the pump to fund critical transportation projects. For the average motorist, the cost is about a dime a day to generate up to $700 million to fund 220 projects and create approximately 9,000 jobs. For more information, go to www.rtcsnv.com/fri. To date, Fuel Revenue Indexing has made it possible for local governments to award 138 contracts with a combined value of more than $328 million and creating 4,231 jobs.