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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Project NEON

Posted: 11:51 AM, Apr 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-08 12:59:11Z

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday morning for Nevada's largest and most expensive public works project ever undertaken during its 152-year history.

The project by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration is named Project Neon and represents a nearly $1 billion total investment that will create 4,000 high-paying local jobs.

Project NEON will widen 3.7 miles of Interstate 15 between Sahara Avenue and the "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange in downtown Las Vegas. It will reduce travel delays by 28 percent for a $110 million annual savings through increased productivity.

Project NEON will also improve air quality due to less idle time and vehicle exhaust while enhancing motorist safety from reduced merge and weave traffic.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attending by several local officials, including the mayor, a band, showgirls and Gov. Brian Sandoval.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Goodman signing a piece of Project Neon

Posted by Marissa Kynaston on Thursday, April 7, 2016