The Nevada DOT (NDOT) recently awarded a $964,000 construction contract to Aggregate Industries SWR Inc. for repairing a pair of 50-year-old at-grade I-15 bridges spanning the Las Vegas Wash between Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road in North Las Vegas.
The concrete structures, measuring roughly 72 ft wide by 133 ft long, carry four lanes of traffic in each direction. This stretch of freeway averages about 100,000 vehicles daily, with 8.4% of traffic coming from heavy truck travel.
“These much-needed critical repairs will extend the longevity of aging yet vital infrastructure,” NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said in a statement. “These bridges are integral for moving visitors, motorists, and trucks, delivering important goods and supplies to southern Nevada. Additionally, this project ensures continued runoff flows beneath the freeway crucial for feeding the Las Vegas Wash.”
The project will remove damaged and unsound concrete, placing a polymer overlay and reconstructing the concrete headers and bridge joints. Construction is scheduled to start Oct. 5, resulting in daytime lane restrictions down to two travel lanes in each direction between Cheyenne Boulevard and Craig Road that will squeeze down to one lane each way during overnight hours. Work will tentatively finish by late December.
NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but the department says unscheduled construction changes, closures, and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors.
NDOT says it is working with its contractors to continue vital highway construction and maintenance activities to keep up Nevada’s transportation system for essential travel and supply chain deliveries. The department says it actively practices COVID-19 related public health and safety protocols, including social distancing of 6 ft or more and restricting groups to 10 or less.
SOURCE: Nevada DOT