"Welcome To Nevada" Sign Installed Near Hoover Dam Bridge

Lane Restrictions Continue In Area Through December 20th

Mitch Kelly
December 12, 2019 - 7:34 am
"Welcome To Nevada" sign near the Hoover Dam Bridge



BOULDER CITY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation has installed a new $396,090 “Welcome to Nevada” monument sign along northbound Interstate 11 (aka U.S. Highway 93), just past the Hoover Dam Bridge, near the Arizona border.

The nearly 20-foot-tall by 8-foot-wide concrete plinth features Art Deco styling with a rounded top and ridged sides as an architectural nod to the nearby historical Hoover Dam.

The colorful design also consists of a recessed state silhouette with bold white lettering and the Nevada crest for a distinctive gateway entry that will remain lit at night via a photovoltaic panel.

“Aesthetically engaging monuments like the new ‘Welcome to Nevada’ sign showcase the state’s unique heritage and identity,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It also makes a significant first impression, stimulating tourism and attracting visitors while cultivating civic pride.”

Work in the area isn't completely done yet, though. The right travel lane will remain closed for roughly a quarter-mile northbound from U.S. Highway 93, through December 20, as crews continue wiring the lighting components.

Work will occur from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.