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:
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
Reduce travel delays
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