LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Brightline West announced an update to field investigation work, including new work beginning in Nevada on Wednesday.

According to a media release, field work began in January to advance final stages of design in preparation for a groundbreaking. Brightline West will connect Las Vegas and Southern California with America’s first true high-speed rail system.

Field investigation work includes geotechnical borings and samplings, utility potholing and land surveying. Work will take place primarily during daytime hours, with some work at night to minimize disruption to traffic.

In some instances, short-term closures of freeway shoulders will be required, according to Brightline. All work will be done in compliance with applicable environmental regulations and in coordination with Caltrans and the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Updated project areas are listed below. Motorists should proceed with extra caution through work zones and adhere to posted detour signs, speed limits and other signage.


I-15 median north of Jean, Nevada (milepost 13-21) Continuous geotechnical boring work through Thursday, March 14, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-15 median north of Primm, Nevada (milepost 1-13) Continuous geotechnical boring work through February 2024, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northbound I-15 from St. Rose to Blue Diamond Rd. (milepost 28-34), Las Vegas Geotechnical boring work at St. Rose Parkway interchange off-ramp and median through Friday, February 23, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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