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New 'Welcome to Nevada' sign coming to I-11 at Arizona border

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 16:13:02-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new sign on the interstate will soon greet drivers heading to Nevada from Arizona.

The Nevada Department of Transportation is installing a "Welcome to Nevada" sign along northbound Interstate 11 at the Arizona border.

The monument will stand nearly 20-feet tall and 8-feet wide. It will have a colorful design featuring an extruded state of Nevada silhouette with bold lettering.

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The sign will also have a $396,090 price tag with Las Vegas Paving working on the project as the general contractor.

NDOT says the sign will make for a unique gateway entry into the state that will also remain lit at night.

However, construction for the sign will close the right travel lane along Interstate 11 northbound from U.S. Highway 93 starting Nov. 18 at 5 a.m.

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The work is expected to continue until Jan. 5, 2020, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a holiday break between Nov. 22, and Dec. 2.

NDOT advised motorists to use caution while traveling in the work zone.

The Nevada/Arizona sign joins another "Welcome" monument recently added to U.S. Highway 395 at the California border.