Project NEON urban freeway improvements

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An estimated 300,000 vehicles—equivalent to one-tenth of Nevada’s population—traverse the 3.7 mile-long Project NEON corridor stretching from the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in downtown Las Vegas to the south along I-15 every day.

With traffic through this freeway corridor expected to double in the next 20 years, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) prioritized investment in this critical section of infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing resident and tourist populations.

Travelers make 25,000 lane changes per hour in this freeway corridor and as many as 1,400 crashes take place annually. To boost safety, mobility, and accessibility, roadway improvement plans include separation of freeway traffic from arterial traffic, reduced numbers of merging sections, and connection of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to create a continuous 22-mile stretch from US 95 through I-15. Considered the most important and ambitious project in NDOT’s history, it also accommodates regional economic redevelopment through improved access to downtown Las Vegas and the Resort Corridor.

We serve as lead designer, for design builder, Kiewit Infrastructure West, managing all design and engineering services on this multiphased, multiyear project with responsibilities that include design services for roadway, drainage, bridges and structures, traffic control, signing, pavement marking, landscape, and ITS as well as providing quality control, utility coordination, public involvement, design surveying, and design support during construction.


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Key facts

Las Vegas, Nevada

United States of America

Nevada Department of Transportation

Kiewit Infrastructure West

- Busiest stretch of highway in Nevada
- 300,000 vehicles travel daily
- Corridor traffic expected to double
  by 2035
- Project likely to reduce travel delays
  by 28 percent
- $110 million annual savings expected
  through increased productivity
- Construction scheduled to start in 2016
- Estimated completion in late 2019 





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+1 407 806 4573


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