Caltrans: Full Closure of Southbound Interstate 15 at Nevada Line on June 17

Caltrans logoIf you’re heading toward the Nevada area on the southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) motorists need to know there will be a full closure at the California/Nevada State Line during the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 17. All southbound 1-15 traffic will be held at Primm, Nevada from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. for the overhead sign installation.

The sign installation is part of the ongoing $40 million project to build the new California Highway patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF) on southbound I-15 just south of Yates Well Road near the Nevada State Line. The new facility will allow CHP officers to conduct inspections of commercial vehicles to identify unsafe condition and equipment such as faulty brakes, steering, and structurally deficient trucks and trailers. The facility will also allow inspections for appropriate weight requirements for overweight vehicles and trucks as set forth in the California vehicle Code.

According to the CHP there are no viable detours to avoid the closure on southbound I-15 so all traffic will be diverted off at Primm and held during the closure hours. Truckers and other travelers are advised to plan ahead and avoid the closure. If you must travel on the I-15 during these hours be prepared and take water and ensure that your vehicle is in good running condition.

There is parking and facilities available at Primm Nevada for food and restrooms. Again, the best plan is to avoid the closure and travel between 1 a.m. or after 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17.

 

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