NDOT Awards $13M I-11 Paving Project in Henderson

Work On The Interstate To Begin In November

Mitch Kelly
September 15, 2020 - 6:06 am
Interstate 11 In Henderson



LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has awarded a $12.7 million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corporation to upgrade 6 miles of Interstate 11 from Wagonwheel Drive to the 215/95 interchange in Henderson.

The project, which takes place between Mile Markers 16.8 and 22.8, calls for placing nearly 24,000 tons of blacktop or enough asphalt to pave over 2,000-average-sized driveways.

“These upgrades will remove and replace the existing 14-year-old rubberized asphalt, replacing it with a crumb rubber overlay for a smoother, rejuvenated driving surface that also dampens ambient noise,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia.

The job additionally entails repairing concrete slab and bridge decks at East Paradise Hills and College drives, plus ramp repaving, as well as installing 315,283 cubic yards of decorative rock, 698 boulders, and 2,817 cubic yards of riprap at the freeway interchanges. The rock, boulders and riprap – beyond its aesthetic value – helps aid air and water quality while reducing soil erosion for better slope management.

Other work consists of new bridge painting and drainage enhancements, plus lighting and signage improvements. This stretch of interstate averages over 76,000 vehicles daily, with heavy truck travel accounting for nearly 4 percent of total traffic.

The federally funded project will create 164 direct, indirect and induced local jobs, with work starting November 2. Construction will occur during both day and night-time hours, Monday through Friday, resulting in intermittent shoulder, lane and ramp closures. The improvements are scheduled to finish by late summer 2021.