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Nevada Needs Better Roads To Grow Economy

A national transportation research group says Nevada  must start 31 new projects to grow and modernize its highways if the state wants to support economic growth.

TRIP policy director Frank Moretti says Nevada must also improve its public transit and traffic management systems.

The findings are part of a new report titled, “The Top 40 Surface Transportation Projects to Support Economic Growth in Nevada.”

Moretti will join officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Wednesday at an unveiling of the report in Las Vegas.

Nevada has been struggling to build more roads to accommodate the state’s record growth in the last decade. But these projects are expensive and the state is facing a budget gap of at least $1.6 billion.

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