I-15/Trop Interchange Rebuild Set To Begin
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 21: An aerial view shows hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip east of the construction continuing at Allegiant Stadium, the USD 2 billion, glass-domed home of the Las Vegas Raiders on May 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Natural grass turf now covers the large field tray that sits on rollers that will move the field in and out of the stadium. The Raiders are scheduled to play their first preseason game at the 65,000-seat facility on August 27 against the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Now that the year long project to retrofit the bridges at the U.S. 95/Spaghetti Bowl interchange is complete, another huge freeway project has already begun.
Crews began work on Tuesday on the $305 million I-15/Tropicana interchange rebuild project.
The project will include replacing the 60 year old Tropicana Ave. bridge, replacing the flyover ramp, adding new HOV (high occupancy vehicle) ramps, and realigning Dean Martin Drive to improve traffic flow.
NDOT officials say the most impactful part of the project will begin in early 2023 when the northbound section of the Tropicana Ave. bridge is demolished.
The entire project is expected to be completed in 2024 and will bring over 4,600 jobs to the city.
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