Lane closures causing traffic backup along US 95/515 I-11 at Horizon Drive

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Drivers traveling from Henderson and Boulder City faced a slow commute on the northbound of US 95/515 I-11 at Horizon Drive Tuesday morning.

The delays are due to construction-related lane closures involving the repaving of a 10-mile stretch of asphalt which is about 15 years old.

The asphalt will be replaced by a rubber material that can only be done during certain temperatures.

Adrienne Packer with the Nevada Department of Transportation says crews have been in the process but the hold up is filing in all the cracking that happens on the cement bridge decks along the roadway.

“The project should be done by the end of the year. We want to place the rubber by the end of the year but now we are racing against the temperatures,” Packer tells 8 News Now.

She also says Tuesday’s traffic delay was due to lack of communication between NDOT and the contractor Las Vegas Paving. Apparently, NDOT was not aware the contractor was installing censors during the morning rush hour.

The issue forced traffic into a single lane to collect information, including speed and traffic count.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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