Mesquite, NV-

Multiple travelers have reported that the Northbound on Interstate 15 is crawling at 5 mph or less as you go up the Mormon Mesa hill on top of the mesa right by Exit 93 for Moapa Valley (Logandale/Overton).

All three lanes up the hill turn almost immediately into one lane at the beginning of the top of the hill by the Truck Stop Parking Area. A lot of the current traffic is the last of the mad dash of NFL Draft fans headed home to Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and other areas Northbound of Las Vegas. Expect over an hour delay.

Southbound has been reported as smooth sailing with only slowdown areas by the construction work zones.

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Please be careful, respectful, and considerate of others when merging. Drive the posted speed limits and travel safely!

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