I-515/U.S. 95 through downtown, from Mojave Road (east of Eastern Avenue) to Rancho Drive. Major exits include Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas Boulevard, Casino Center Boulevard, MLK Boulevard, and Rancho Drive.
The project is estimated to be about 14 years in total. The project is currently in the environmental phase, which will be followed by final design and property (right-of-way) acquisitions (approximately 4 years), and construction (approximately 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 natural 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 NEPA environmental process, NDOT is evaluating potential alternatives, performing environmental studies, and receiving public and stakeholder input.
Following completion of the environmental studies, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is tentatively scheduled for public review and comment in May 2024. The DEIS will include all completed resource reports and identify an agency preferred alternative. It will be released in conjunction with a public hearing.
Yes, some property will be required. The number of properties depends on the preferred alternative selected. Acquisitions of property will not be pursued until the NEPA process is completed and the design is advanced to a 60% level.
In January 2022, DAP presented three design alternatives (north, south and recessed) to the community. A few months later, NDOT and its federal partners made the decision to revise the alternatives to reduce the impact to households and conduct additional outreach within the community.