Starr Avenue Interchange Opening Today

Part Of Larger Project To Improve 15's Southern Corridor

Mitch Kelly
September 18, 2019 - 6:41 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- Just a few weeks back, transportation officials celebrated the end of Project Neon, the widening of Interstate 15 between the Spaghetti Bowl and Sahara. Project Neon was the biggest road construction project ever undertaken by the state of Nevada.

Now it's time for commuters in the far south Valley to get a bit of relief.

Wednesday afternoon, N-DOT will open up the Starr Avenue Interchange. The interchange, located between Cactus and St. Rose Parkway, should help alleviate some congestion in the fast-growing southern part of the Valley.

Work on the Starr Avenue interchange began in November of 2017, at a cost of $34 million. The end date for the project was originally set for May of 2019 but got pushed back a bit.

The interchange is part of a larger $1.3 billion project to improve conditions along I-15's southern corridor. Work will begin shortly on the Tropicana interchange in advance of the opening of Allegiant Stadium in August of 2020.