Mesquite, NV, June 18th @ 2:30 pm PACIFIC-
Northbound Interstate 15 is backed up by Beaver Dam/Littlefield Exit due to the Virgin River Bridge Project where construction has the bridge overpass down to one lane. It is backed up and a bit of a wait.
We have received reports that people are getting impatient and trying to cut ahead by illegally traveling on the right shoulder of the lanes, instead of being patient.
Expect about an hour to get through the NB mess.
There is some congestion building up on top of the Mormon Mesa in between Overton/Logandale and Mesquite on the NB I-15. The lanes are down to one lane due to NDOT construction. They are also working on the Southbound side, but at moment it has been clear today with no problems with traffic.
It may be cooler today but it still is up in the 90s. Also, a Red Flag Warning is in place for high winds. Another Red Flag is in place for Fire Risk. Make plans to have plenty of water and gasoline for the extra time. Also, check your tires. Please keep in mind the winds can get up to over 50 mph, so please be aware of that and take proper precautions.
The best times to travel with less traffic are early in the morning before 8:00 am Pacific and in the evenings after 10:00 pm Pacific.
Please be careful, respectful, and considerate of others when merging. Drive the posted speed limits and travel safely!