A Spaghetti Bowl freeway ramp will be shut down for 30 days starting Monday, March 12th as crews continue work on the $1 billion Project Neon widening project, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

Linking Highways

The ramp linking northbound U.S. Highway 95 to southbound Interstate 15 will close from 9 p.m. Monday through mid-April, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said.

“Motorists are only beginning to acclimate themselves to the new freeway configuration,” said Illia.

More Adjustments in Communtes

“They will adjust their daily commutes during the next few days, accordingly,” Illia said. “Meanwhile, we advise packing patience and budgeting additional travel time.”

To alleviate some of the painful congestion, NDOT on Tuesday morning reopened the I-15 offramps to Charleston Boulevard, along with a new Martin Luther King/ Pinto Lane on ramp to southbound I-15.

Overnight Closures

Between now and the end of the year, Illia said that motorists can also expect a handful of overnight and short-term traffic lane and freeway ramp closures.

NDOT officials hope to alleviate some of the commuter confusion by flashing warning messages on a set of new Active Traffic Management signs that are expected to be switched on sometime this week, Illia said

Use Waze App

In the meantime, NDOT officials advised drivers to use the Waze app and check for messages on the agency’s social media networks at Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. A hotline is also available in English and Spanish at 702-293-6366.