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City of Henderson holding public meeting over proposed Henderson Interchange Project

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 01:10:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Busy highways like Interstate 215 and Interstate 11 may soon be getting an upgrade to cut down on traffic during peak travel times.

Henderson residents are getting the chance to give their input on this construction project.

The proposed construction plan would alleviate some of that traffic, enhance air quality and most of all improve safety.

This intersection is where a great deal of crashes happen while drivers commute between Henderson and Las Vegas.

The improvement plan came as a result of a feasibility study done in 2020.

The study was done on the perimeter between Galleria Drive along the U.S. 95 to Horizon Drive on the I-11, and from Valle Verde Drive on the I-215 to Van Wagenen Street on Lake Mead Parkway.

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The study, which is still in progress, is in one of the final stages before beginning construction.

The Nevada Department of Transportation along with the federal highway administration is hosting a community meeting about the environmental and safety impacts at the interchange and taking public comment.

There, Henderson residents are learning more about the proposed project and how it could affect their daily commutes.

Nevada highway officials anticipate the Henderson interchange project will make the area safer and have a positive impact on air quality and daily commutes.

Traffic safety officials hope the input received at today’s meeting allows for a more inclusive plan that will eventually lead to construction.

The meeting is taking place July 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lifeguard Arena, located at 222 S. Water St. in downtown Henderson.

A live streaming option is also available by clicking here.