If bobbing and weaving on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge isn’t enough to make drivers crazy, an upcoming web of orange cones through Mesquite just might be the topper.
The Nevada Department of Transportation will start a major repaving project on I-15 from Exit 118 to the Arizona border in April.
The project, expected to last six months, will involve tearing up the old roadway and replacing it with new asphalt pavement in both directions on the interstate. The freeway bridge decks at Exits 120 and 122 will also be repaired and resurfaced. New signage, drainage and lighting will be added along the 5.3 mile stretch of I-15.
“This project will help preserve and extend the highway’s lifecycle while also creating a smoother, safer traveling surface for motorists,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia.
Crews with the Las Vegas Paving Corp, who won the $9.1 million project, will work Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Varying lane restrictions and minor travel delays are expected through November.