Project Neon expanded HOV lane network to open next week in Las Vegas

May 16, 2019

As a result of the opening, the Las Vegas Valley will have more than 20 miles of continuous HOV lanes with direct access between I-15 and U.S. 95

The Nevada DOT (NDOT) announced this week that an expanded high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) network will open to Las Vegas traffic on Monday, May 20, marking an important step in the completion of Project Neon, the largest public works project in state history.

As a result of the opening, the Las Vegas Valley will have more than 20 miles of continuous HOV lanes with direct access between I-15 and U.S. 95 and into downtown via the Neon Gateway interchange, just south of Charleston.

With this new connectivity and access, the HOV lanes will be operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with specific points for entry and exit—including the current HOV lanes on U.S. 95.

The NDOT rules for the extended HOV lanes allow for vehicles with two or more people, Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada buses, motorcycles, and emergency vehicles to use the HOV network.

NDOT has touted benefits of the new system that include better connectivity, improved air quality, system efficiency, reduced fuel and vehicle costs, less congestion, and faster commutes.

Other major improvements in the Las Vegas area to come from Project Neon include widening 3.7 miles of I-15 between Sahara Avenue and the infamous Spaghetti Bowl Interchange in downtown Las Vegas, in addition to improving Martin Luther King Boulevard, which runs parallel to I-15. All work on Project Neon is expected to be complete by summer 2019.


Source: Nevada DOT

Sponsored Recommendations

The Science Behind Sustainable Concrete Sealing Solutions

Extend the lifespan and durability of any concrete. PoreShield is a USDA BioPreferred product and is approved for residential, commercial, and industrial use. It works great above...

Proven Concrete Protection That’s Safe & Sustainable

Real-life DOT field tests and university researchers have found that PoreShieldTM lasts for 10+ years and extends the life of concrete.

Revolutionizing Concrete Protection - A Sustainable Solution for Lasting Durability

The concrete at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is subject to several potential sources of damage including livestock biowaste, food/beverage waste, and freeze/thaw...

The Future of Concrete Preservation

PoreShield is a cost-effective, nontoxic alternative to traditional concrete sealers. It works differently, absorbing deep into the concrete pores to block damage from salt ions...