The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently hit a midpoint project milestone for a $78 million U.S. Highway 95 corridor upgrade that broke ground earlier this year in northwest Las Vegas.
General contractor Las Vegas Paving recently completed a new southbound U.S. Highway 95 bridge at Kyle Canyon Road (S.R. 157) in Clark County. The concrete cast-in-place structure measures 184 ft long—the length of two basketball courts laid end-to-end—and carries three lanes of traffic. Both directions of traffic will travel over the new southbound structure while construction of the northbound bridge continues. Work will finish in the spring of 2019.
The 6-mile-long project calls for expanding the highway from four to six lanes from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road, constructing Elkhorn Road carpool access ramps and building a diverging diamond interchange at Kyle Canyon Road with wrong-way driver alert signs. Wrong-way detection signs have been proven to reduce wrong-way events by 38%, according to the Texas Transportation Institute.
Additionally, the project will place 11,200 ft of concrete box storm drainage and 400 ft of open channel between the Centennial Bowl and Grand Teton Drive for the Clark County Regional Flood Control District. The improvements will require moving enough dirt to fill 304 Olympic-sized swimming pools, placing enough concrete to pave 2,000 driveways, and using enough steel to build 100 Sherman tanks.
Source: Nevada DOT