DAP is the long-term solution to replace the aging bridge infrastructure, improve safety, improve travel time reliability, and provide additional access to Downtown Las Vegas to meet the community needs in this corridor.
This portion of I-515/US-95 consists of two separate bridges (viaducts) that are 1.6 miles in length. The bridges are aging and a long-term solution is needed.
Freeway operations in this corridor will continue to get worse as our population grows.
The merging and weaving between interchanges is a safety issue and crashes have increased above the state average over the last three years.
The project is estimated to be 10-13 years in total. The following tasks will be pursued: environmental studies (3-4 years), final design and right-of-way acquisitions (3-4 years), and construction (4-5 years).
FHWA’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process allows transportation officials to make project decisions that balance engineering and transportation needs with social, economic, and environmental factors. During the process, a wide range of partners including the public, businesses, interest groups, and agencies at all levels of government, provide input into the project and environmental decisions.
As part of the environmental process, NDOT will evaluate potential alternatives. The preferred alternative will be determined at the end of the environmental process.