Governor Questions Interstate Expansion Costs

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(photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Carson City, NV) — Governor Brian Sandoval is questioning the cost of consultant work to expand a stretch of Interstate 15.

The state wants to spend $3 million on lawyers and accountants to help develop a plan that would widen the freeway between Sahara Avenue and downtown Las Vegas.

Sandoval, who sits on the state Transportation Board, says he doesn’t want money to pay for high-priced trips for consultants. Officials say costs will be watched closely.

The state is looking for a company to help fund the one-point-two-billion dollar I-15 expansion.

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