LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monday morning commuters will notice additional closures that started over the weekend on the major construction project to upgrade the I-15/Tropicana interchange, also known as “Dropicana.”
The state is upgrading the I-15 Tropicana interchange and Tropicana Avenue bridge over the I-15 over the next few years. An extra lane will be added to Tropicana and there will be pedestrian upgrades such as walkways and lighting near the bridge. The bridge will also be replaced because it doesn’t meet height requirements.
A major closure is happening Friday when both directions of I-15 will be closed to traffic between Flamingo and Russell roads and will reopen on Monday.
Here are the current and upcoming closures:
- The east and west exits (off-ramps) from southbound I-15 to Tropicana Avenue are closed.
- Tropicana is closed in both directions between New York New York and Dean Martin Drive.
- When Tropicana reopens on Monday, Jan. 30, what have been the westbound lanes are going to be destroyed for construction. What would have been the eastbound lanes will become two lanes of travel for both east and westbound Tropicana.
- Both directions of I-15 will close to traffic on Friday, Jan. 27, between Flamingo and Russell and reopen on Monday, Jan. 30.
The entire project is scheduled to be finished in 2025.
NDOT recommends drivers download the I-15Trop app or get information at this link which will have the most up-to-date information on construction.