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Traffic and Billion Dollar Project Neon



On your Friday drive home this evening perhaps you'll find yourself wondering whether the traffic is ever going to end. Why is there so much construction and what are these construction giants working on?


As the largest public works project ever in Nevada, the billion dollar project known as Project Neon aims to extend and widen the I-15 between Sahara and the infamous downtown "Spaghetti Bowl." The highway sees approximately 300,000 vehicles every single day which results in about 3 accidents per day. Project Neon widening the freeway will result in safer roads for both Nevada residents and the infamous las vegas tourist.


Among other benefits, the listed, tangible results from the project will be shown below:



Project highlights

  • HOV direct connect between U.S. 95 and I-15

  • Conversion of express lanes on I-15 to HOV

  • New I-15 HOV interchange: “Neon Gateway”

  • Reconstruction of Charleston interchange

  • MLK realignment with flyover at Charleston

  • Grand Central Parkway extension to Industrial

Project Goals

  • Improve safety

  • Reduce congestion

  • Reduce travel delays

  • Create jobs

  • Improve air quality

  • Improve freeway operations

  • New surface street connections

  • Better access to downtown Las Vegas


For additional information about the team, updates on traffic delays and estimated completion dates, visit: http://ndotprojectneon.com