Mesquite, NV, May 15, 11:15 am PST-
Currently, NDOT is not doing work during the weekends, and lanes being reopened to two lanes in most areas has resulted in smooth sailing for travelers right now south of Mesquite on top of Mormon Mesa. There still is a couple of spots with only one lane being open.
Beaver Dam/Littlefield Bridge is still in the works and down to one lane across the bridge, but minimal backup congestion right now. People are reporting 5-10 minute delays.
The paving has resumed for NDOT and downsizing to one lane is more prevalent on top of the mesa. This has caused major traffic congestion and backup for literally… miles.
Paving will occur in both the northbound and southbound directions of I-15 south of Mesquite. The Virgin River Bridge Project by Beaver Dam is still a slowdown but still moving on both sides of the freeway.
Weather predictions are going to be hitting the 100s today and triple digits during the upcoming week, so make plans to have plenty of water and gasoline for the extra time, expected to be between 1-2 hours during the week, especially on Thursdays.
The best times to travel with less traffic are early in the morning before 8:00 am PST and in the evenings after 10:00 pm PST.
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Please be careful, respectful, and considerate of others when merging. Drive the posted speed limits and travel safely!