LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Labor Day holiday weekend may prove to test some drivers’ nerves as road construction season gets underway across Southern Nevada.
One area of concern is I-15 in Mesquite, where road construction is underway on both sides of the interstate.
Drivers should expect delays northbound on 1-15 near Bunkerville and southbound on 1-15 near exit 112.
Andrea Meckley is from Logandale and makes frequent trips to Mesquite, she wants to remind drivers about the delays.
“I work in Mesquite two to three days a week and we volunteer here, so we’re not going to stop going, so we have to plan around the traffic schedule,” she said. “We always get hit in traffic and every time is different. We can’t even prepare because they change the lane structure every day it seems.”
The Nevada Department of Transportation says a one-lane northbound closure is expected as crews repair and resurface roads and install fiber lines to improve traffic signals.
The closure must remain in place because of open trenches that stretch two miles.
A drainage project has also closed one lane of southbound I-15. The project is expected to be completed next week, but not in time for Labor Day.
The northbound construction project is expected to be completed by the end of September.