Work on rerouting lanes is already progressing, as shown in these 8 News Now photos taken early Friday morning:
At a diverging diamond, traffic is briefly routed to the opposite side of the road, allowing cars to turn left onto freeway on-ramps without stopping or crossing traffic. Among the places that already have such configurations:
The interchange at Horizon Drive and Interstate 11 in Henderson
The lanes beneath U.S. 95 at Kyle Canyon Road in the northwest valley
The lanes beneath Interstate 15 at U.S. 93 just northeast of Las Vegas
“When the Tropicana Avenue overpass reopens Monday it will be at reduced capacity and in a temporary diverging diamond formation,” Hopkins said. “We believe a diverging diamond interchange will help with efficiency and safety during the time of reduced capacity on Tropicana.”
The most disruptive phase of the “Dropicana” project begins Friday night (Jan. 27, 2023) when I-15 closes through the weekend at 10 p.m. while crews demolish part of the Tropicana bridge over the freeway. See more details on the closures here .
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