ROADS/BRIDGES: Nevada’s Project Neon ready for takeoff

April 8, 2016

Officials cut the ribbon to the most expensive infrastructure undertaking in state history

Project Neon is about to light up the Las Vegas area with activity.

Officials gathered in Symphony Park to christen the start of the $1 billion project, which covers 3.7 miles on I-15 and will help lighten congestion on Las Vegas’ infamous Spaghetti Bowl.

“We need this,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said. “It is time that we stop just trying to catch up. We’re always reacting. It’s time for us to build big for our future.”

Project Neon is the biggest of them all in terms of dollar amount in Nevada history and is expected to be complete in 2019. About 300,000 vehicles travel the route daily, and an average of three accidents a day plague the Spaghetti Bowl. Nevada’s population also is expected to reach 3 million by 2019, and traffic in 20 years is expected to double.

Prime contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. will work a $559.4 million design-build portion of the project, which will save the state $80 million.

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