As the weather gets more seasonal, residents of Las Vegas and throughout the valley may want to take a road trip in the near future. But if you’re thinking about traveling by car over the next several days, you should be aware of some construction projects that could snarl traffic over the next week or so.
This weekend and next, Cheyenne Avenue will be completely closed between Tenaya Boulevard and Rainbow Way starting at 9pm Friday night and won’t reopen until 5am Monday morning. That includes the Cheyenne Avenue ramps to and from U.S. 95 as well. Motorists are urged to use Craig Road or Lake Mead Boulevard as detours.
Then next week, various portions of U.S. 95 will be closed each day for construction relating to that highway’s Northwest Corridor Project. A northbound lane will be taken away periodically between 9:30am and 3:30pm Monday and Tuesday between Lake Mead Boulevard and Craig Road, and the southbound right lane will be blocked at certain times during the same timeframe between the Rancho Drive bridge and Lake Mead Boulevard. Then from 9pm Thursday to 5am Friday, the construction will close off a southbound lane from Ann Road to the Rancho Drive bridge. On- and off-ramps in these areas will also be closed.
The presence of construction can raise the chances of getting involved in an auto accident, so please drive carefully in these areas or try to take alternate routes. If you ever get injured in a crash that was someone else’s fault, contact a qualified auto accident attorney as soon as you can.