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Officials Warn Of I-15 Road Construction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada transportation officials are warning Las Vegas residents to plan for detours in coming weeks as they begin a project to improve ramps and smooth out the surface of Interstate 15. The $6 million maintenance project begins in early September and runs from the Spaghetti Bowl interchange near downtown Las Vegas to Tropicana Avenue. Officials say it should be finished by the end of October. The project will use rubber from recycled tires as a paving material. Officials say the material allows for better pavement drainage and a smoother commute with less road noise. Construction work will run 24 hours a day from 7 p.m. Sundays through 7 a.m. Thursdays. Several lanes will be closed.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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