Nevada Department of Transportation embarks on major projects around Las Vegas valley

With the federal government considering a new transportation bill, the Nevada Department of Transportation says extra funding could benefit 'wish list' projects around the valley.

While there are some major projects currently funded by bonds approved by Clark County voters, NDOT says more federal funding would always be welcome, to advance 'wish list' projects down the road.

NDOT spokesman Tony Illia says our state has state hasn't been keeping pace with how fast our population is growing.  Right now, the biggest project in the works is Project Neon, which will widen a portion of the 15 from Sahara to the Spaghetti Bowl.

Once that project is complete, NDOT will then focus on a new interchange at the 15 and Tropicana, breaking ground in 2020, near the news Raiders stadium.

As the federal government looks towards a possible transportation bill, Nevada's delegation is working to make sure our state gets its fair share.

U.S. Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is on the infrastructure subcommittee, and says she wants to see the I-11 project, which will link Las Vegas with Phoenix.  Rosen also says she's working alongside California's representative to get funding for the 15.

But without new funding, NDOT says a lot of the focus tends to be on maintenance rather than major new construction.

"The problem with that is when you do that and the states don't know that the money's going to be there, they pull back from pursuing those more ambitious projects," Illia says.

Many of those 'wish list' projects are around the valley, and are listed from high to medium priority.

Some high priority projects:

City of Las Vegas 6th St Complete Street Improvements, Bridger Ave to Bonneville Ave
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $2,687,000

City of Las Vegas 7th St Complete Street Improvements, Stewart Ave to Bridger Ave
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $3,580,000

City of Las Vegas 8th St Complete Street Improvements, Stewart Ave to Bridger Ave
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $3,580,000

City of Las Vegas 9th St Complete Street Improvements, Stewart Ave to Fremont St
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $1,790,000 

Clark County Ann Rd, CC-215 to Durango Dr
Widening the existing two lane roadway to four lanes will provide increased accessibility for multiple modes of travel. Improvements include multi-use path, and complete street enhancements.
Total cost: $18,855,190 

Clark County CC-215, Pecos Rd to Windmill Lane and I-15 to Tropicana Ave
Widen the existing beltway from six to eight lanes, including bridge fill-ins at Pebble, Spencer, Eastern, and Pecos. This will increase accessibility and mitigate congestion in the southeast valley.
Total cost: $50,000,000

City of Henderson Eastern Ave/I-215 Interchange Improvements, Phase I
Construction of new roadway surface, ADA improvements, interchange modifications, traffic signal modifications, pedestrian and bike lane enhancements as appropriate.
Total cost: $2,500,000 

Clark County Ft. Apache Rd, Alexander Rd to CC-215
Widening the existing two lane roadway to four lanes will provide increased accessibility for multiple modes of travel. Improvements include multi-use path, and complete street enhancements.
Total Cost: $11,196,000 

Clark County Ft. Apache Rd, Blue Diamond Rd to Warm Springs Rd
Widening from two lanes to four will increase safety, improve accessiblity, relieve congestion, and provide for economic growth.
Total cost: $15,000,000

Clark County Jones Blvd, Sunset Rd to Russell Rd
Widening from four lanes to six will increase safety, improve accessiblity, relieve congestion, and provide for economic growth.
Total cost: $4,000,000 

RTC Southern Nevada Maryland Pkwy 
Capacity and Safety Improvements - Phase 1 Roadway specific elements, including resurfacing, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and bottleneck relief 
Total cost: $62,500,000

RTC Southern Nevada Resort Corridor 
Area Road Improvements - Phase 1 Roadway specific elements, including resurfacing, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and bottleneck relief.
Total cost: $68,750,000

Clark County Russell Rd, Hualapai Wy to CC-215 
Sawtooth fill-in with rehabilitation will increase capacity and safety. 
Total cost: $2,500,000 

Clark County Sunset Rd, Ft. Apache Rd to Decatur Blvd 
Sawtooth fill-in with rehabilitation will increase capacity and safety and provide for economic growth. 
Total cost: $20,755,000 

Clark County Tropicana Ave Bus Turn-Outs 
Adding bus turn-outs will increase safety, capacity, reduce congestion and improve air quality 
Total cost: $1,000,000 

City of Henderson Warm Springs Rd, Lake Mead Pkwy to Racetrack Rd
Construction of new roadway surface, ADA improvements, traffic signal modifications, pedestrian and bike lane enhancements as appropriate
Total cost: $4,000,000 

City of Henderson Windmill Lane, Arroyo Grande Pkwy to Green Valley Pkwy
Construction of new roadway surface, ADA improvements, traffic signal modifications, pedestrian and bike lane enhancements as appropriate
Total cost: $3,250,000 

Some medium priority projects:

Clark County Buffalo Dr, Blue Diamond Rd to CC-215 
Widening from four to six lanes will improve accessiblity, relieve congestion, and increase the economic vitality in the area. 
Total cost: $12,640,000 

City of Henderson Bus Turnouts at Various Locations
Construction of new roadway surface, ADA improvements, traffic signal modifications, pedestrian and bike lane enhancements as appropriate.
Total cost: $2,000,000

Clark County Cactus Ave, Ft. Apache Rd to Buffalo Dr
Widen existing road and construct new road from Durango to Buffalo, which will connect area residents to an existing regional park and a future high school.
Total cost: $8,000,000

Clark County Dean Martin Dr, Blue Diamond Rd to Warm Springs Rd
Widening the existing two lane roadway to four lanes will provide increased accessibility and provide for economic growth.
Total cost: $4,400,000 

Clark County Las Vegas Blvd, Primm to St. Rose Pkwy
Widening the existing two lane roadway to four lanes will provide increased accessibility and create opportunity for economic growth.
Total cost: $44,125,000

City of Las Vegas Stewart Ave Complete Street Improvements, 13th St to Nellis
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $9,000,000

City of Las Vegas Stewart Ave Complete Street Improvements, Las Vegas Blvd to 13th St
The project will include pavement rehabilitation, bicycle lanes, widened sidewalks, street trees, traffic signal upgrades, intersection improvements, upgrading street lighting, ADA improvements, along with other miscellaneous items to complete the project.
Total cost: $8,000,000

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