Nevada Prepares for $1.8B, 20-Year Highway Improvement Project

State is buying up properties to clear way for construction.

Nevada is preparing for a $1.8 billion, 20-year highway improvement project that will build more than 13 lane-miles of new bridges and a high-occupancy lane between U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 15, as well as other improvements.

Project Neon aims to "untangle the Spaghetti Bowl" so that it can handle an estimated 500,000 cars a day in 2030, said Cole Mortensen, a Nevada Department of Transportation manager.

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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal