LAS VEGAS–It’s expected to take three years to complete. It represents a nearly $1 billion dollar total investment that will create 4,000 high-paying local jobs. Groundbreaking was Thursday morning for Project NEON, which is a joint venture with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), the Federal Highway Administration and City of Las Vegas. It’s Nevada’s largest and most expensive public works project ever done during its 152-year history.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Governor Brian Sandoval, and celebrity Wayne Newton were on hand for Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony.
Project NEON will widen 3.7 miles of Interstate 15 between Sahara Avenue and the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in downtown Las Vegas. It will also reduce travel delays by 28-percent for a $110 million annual savings through increased productivity.
The massive project is expected to take about three years to complete, and should be ready for drivers in the Summer of 2019.