Normally, the holiday traffic issue is related to California-bound travelers leaving Las Vegas at the end of the weekend.
This year it appears a bit reversed.
A Nevada Department of Transportation project to lay down fiber lines to provide better traffic light timing and connections for the Mesquite area is causing northbound delays on Interstate 15 at the start of the weekend.
A long concrete barricade to protect workers is limiting traffic to one lane near mile marker 112.
NDOT is urging drivers to leave before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. if they are heading north toward Utah this weekend.
But, to be expected, Las Vegas-bound traffic from California on I-15 was fairly heavy Friday night.