Update: NDOT cancels 215 beltway overnight closure

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS )UPDATE: Nevada Department of Transportation says Wednesday’s planned closure of the 215 beltway in northwest Las Vegas is canceled. NDOT said crews were able to get the work done without scheduling another closure.

A complete shutdown will happen on the northern 215 beltway Wednesday night (10-30-2019). It starts at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 5 a.m. The closure happens right over the US 95 freeway.

The Nevada Dept of Transportation says it’s part of the ongoing work there that will eventually be new ramps connecting the eastbound 215 northern beltway to southbound US 95, as well as a flyover connecting northbound 95 to the westbound 215.

Specifically, the closure runs for that short stretch from Oso Blanca on the north (on the south it’s the current exit to the south US 95) over to Sky Pointe. For a driver eastbound on the northern 215 beltway coming up on the 95, you’ll be diverted onto the south 95.

To avoid backups, you might consider getting off on Durango north or south. If you’re looking to get back onto the 215,use Durango north to Elkhorn, go east over the 95 to Cimarron or Buffalo and work your way down toward Skypointe. You could also stay on Elkhorn east to Jones for access to the 215 east. For westbounders, you’ll be sent onto northbound Skypointe and left to figure out how to get where you’re going. If your ultimate destination is continuing on the westbound 215, think about getting off at Jones, north to Elkhorn, west to Durango and back down to the northern beltway.

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!

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