The Main Event phase of Project Neon in Las Vegas is getting ready to do its mic drop.
However, the next five months or so are going to be fierce when you consider the intense work schedule and the scorching weather in southern Nevada. Roads & Bridges magazine visited the site on June 13 when it reached 108 degrees. The Main Event phase of Project Neon, the largest road project in the state of Nevada’s history, mainly involves the expansion of I-15 and the reconstruction of U.S. 95, which includes a flyover connecting to I-15. Crews are currently working double shifts six days a week to get I-15 open by November. Work from September 2016 and February 2018 required 375,000 man hours. Work from March 2018 to November 2018 will demand 400,000 man hours.
Project Neon is now about 70% complete, and the flyover is 75% finished. After I-15 is opened, work will begin on modernizing the Charleston Avenue interchange on the north end of the project. Stay tuned for a jobsite video on Project Neon, which will be posted on www.roadsbridges.com.