Nevada breaks ground on U.S. Highway 95 widening project

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The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently broke ground on a $78 million project to widen and upgrade U.S. Highway 95, a six-mile stretch northwest of Las Vegas, between Ann and Kyle Canyon roads.

The additional lanes will relieve congestion and make the roadway safer. Every day, more than 52,000 vehicles travel through the corridor, and this figure is forecasted to more than double over the next 20 years.

From Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road, the highway will expand from four lanes to six. Additional improvements include adding Elkhorn Road carpool access ramps, building a diverging diamond interchange at Kyle Canyon Road, installing wrong-way detection signs, and 11,200 feet of concrete box storm drainage.

“This project helps create a reliable transportation network that enhances cultural and economic access in the northwest valley,” Larry Brown, Clark County commissioner, said. “It establishes a new visual gateway corridor into Mt. Charleston.”

The project is funded through a combination of funds – $42.4 million in federal funding, $2.2 million in state funding, and $33.4 million in local funds.

NDOT urges drivers to use detours or travel with caution.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.