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Interstate 11 bypass hopes to save drivers time, money

Posted: 7:54 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-10 00:53:09Z
Interstate 11 bypass set to open today
Interstate 11 bypass set to open today
Interstate 11 bypass set to open today
Interstate 11 bypass set to open today
Interstate 11 bypass set to open today

The anticipated Interstate 11 bypass opened Thursday to drivers. 

The new stretch of interstate will run about 15 miles with two lanes in each direction and is expected to save drivers up to 30 minutes.

The main goal is to give commuters between Las Vegas and Arizona a relief from the congestion in Boulder City on U.S. 93.

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On the east end of the I-11, the bypass links with the Hoover Dam. On the west end, drivers will get on near the existing I-515.

The bypass will also include new bike paths as well has huge retaining walls that pay tribute to workers who built the Hoover Dam.