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NDOT To Celebrate Project Neon Latest, While Kicking Off National Infrastructure Week

Project Neon More Than 90 Percent Complete

May 10, 2019 - 1:33 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will celebrate recent Project Neon improvements while also kicking off National Infrastructure Week, which takes place May 13-20. Two decades in the making, Project Neon is the largest public works job ever done by the state of Nevada during its 155-year history.

The event will be on Monday, May 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m. inside the Project Neon War Room, located at 320 Wall Street in Las Vegas. 

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and NDOT Director Kristina Swallows and staff will be in attendance. 

NDOT claims once finished, Project Neon will reduce travel delays in the valley by 30 percent for a $110 million annual savings through increased productivity upon completion this summer. It will also improve air quality due to less idle time and car exhaust while also boosting driver safety and reduced merge and weave traffic. Also, Project Neon is responsible for more than 4,000 direct, indirect, and induced local jobs.

Transportation officials will close Western Avenue between Oakey Boulevard and old Wall Street from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. May 12 in downtown Las Vegas. However, business access will be maintained during the closure.

The temporary closure is needed for final asphalt paving and striping as part of Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. Project Neon is 96 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion mid-July.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a free smartphone app available, plus a hotline available in both English and Spanish at 702-293-NEON (6366). NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures, and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.