*Recall: The original update had stated the construction was in the final stages but when in fact it is the ITS conduit work that is in final stages and not the actual construction. The construction will continue until the end of 2022 as stated by a representative of NDOT. We do apologize for this misunderstanding.
Interstate SB and NB are backing up by construction sites where it is going down to one lane at about mm 117.
It is also backed up by mm 100 on SB I-15 as it is also down to one lane there.
NDOT has reported that they are in one of the final stages of the ITS conduit work being done, but construction occurring south of Mesquite will continue until the end of 2022.
The construction has been a constant problem with traffic congestion and accidents throughout the last couple of months since the project started resulting in several injuries, damages, and even fatalities. The majority of the accidents have been cited as due to excessive speed from certain drivers involved in the accidents.
The construction on both the Nevada and Arizona sides of Mesquite has caused problems in travel.
Some changes have been done by NDOT, including the uphill drive Southbound to the top of Mormon Mesa has been reopened to two lanes while no construction work is being done. They also shortened the other overpass construction areas. So where it is down to one lane is less of a distance than before, allowing more two-lane access for travelers on Southbound and Northbound.
Once again the Nevada construction south of Mesquite will be done in a couple of weeks, expected beginning-mid May.
The main problems have now turned into Northbound at the Beaver Dam Bridge overpass. Again this construction site will be in use until estimated early 2024. Expect major delays on weekends going north.
As for travel on I-15 this week, it should be good except during rush hours and more travel hours, such as 9-11 am PST and 3-8 PST. The best times to travel on Interstate 15 are early morning and late night.
Once again expect major traffic problems and please all drivers be careful and drive at the posted speeds.