The rush of the weekend’s biggest event coming to an end has added extra frustration for travelers headed Northbound on I-15. The NFL Draft brought in over 700,000 people to Las Vegas and now a massive amount of them are headed home, causing a complete mess and completely stopped traffic on the Northbound side of I-15 on top of Mormon Mesa by Logandale/Overton Exit 93 and then clear over to just South of Mesquite at about mm 117 and again with the Virgin River Bridge Project right by Beaver Dam and Littlefield just South of Mesquite.
Beaver Dam/Littlefield Virgin River Bridge Project is still going on with one lane both ways. Still several have been going the back way to St. George on Old Highway 91, so there still are some traffic problems at times on the small two-lane road at primary travel times.
There has been a couple of accidents since NDOT made changes to construction zones and the layout of cones about two weeks ago. The accidents have been minor accidents involving high speed and reckless driving. A far contrast from before with some major accidents involving serious injury and even fatalities, on the Nevada side and including the sides of Arizona and Utah.
Also, a reminder, that crews have begun around-the-clock repaving work on I-15 south of Mesquite.
Paving will occur in both the north- and southbound directions of I-15. The roadway will be reduced to one lane in either direction in work zones up to four miles. Crews will work double shifts, five days per week during the paving operation.
Stay connected with NDOT online at www.dot.nv.gov and follow @NevadaDOT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please be careful, respectful, and considerate of others when merging. Drive the posted speed limits and travel safely!