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Crews Begin Building Bridge At Charleston Blvd. And I-15

Drivers will need to find alternative routes on Charleston near downtown starting tonight.

Charleston Boulevard will be closed to traffic between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. today and Wednesday on both directions at Interstate 15.

The Nevada Department of Transportation said work crews will be building a new bridge.

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Tonight, crews will place nine bridge girders, each stretching 115 feet and weighing 160,000 pounds.

The bridge is part of “The Main Event” portion of Project Neon, the $1 billion widening of I-15 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Sahara Avenue. Project Neon is scheduled to wrap up next summer.