The Nevada Department of Transportation will permanently close a major freeway ramp at the Centennial Bowl. Construction begins on a new ramp.
The Centennial Bowl is in the second phase of a $73 million improvement.
NDOT said once the new flyover ramp is finished, it will be the second longest bridge in Nevada. It will measure approximately 2,600 feet, which is equal to seven football fields, and tower 75 feet high.
The goal is for the new ramp to ease the flow of traffic.
Tony Illia, a NDOT spokesperson, said, “The flyover ramp is a direct freeway to freeway connection, so you can keep traveling continual freeway speeds while still making your connection. And also, it’s a little safer because you don’t have to slow down, accelerate, and merge again, and it should help with traffic backing up on the freeway from the turnoff.”
The U.S. 95 to westbound 215 access detour will take drivers off U.S. 95 before reaching the planned closure, go up through Sky Pinte Drive, and then left to the westbound 215.