15-mile segment of I-11 to open south of Las Vegas

May 14, 2018


Motorists will be able to get from Henderson to the Hoover Dam a little more quickly by late July, when a 15-mile segment of Interstate 11 opens three months ahead of schedule, transportation officials said Monday.

As the newest addition to the federal interstate system since 1992, I-11 signals the start of a freeway project that’s expected to someday serve as a major trade route linking the United States, Canada and Mexico.

For now, the new four-lane highway — known as the Boulder City Bypass — is expected to reduce travel times by up to 30 minutes by the time traffic starts flowing between Henderson’s southern border and O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge downstream from Hoover Dam.

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The Road to Everywhere

May 20, 2017


The first interstate linking Las Vegas and Phoenix will ease traffic congestion and offer a spectacular vista above Lake Mead, transportation officials promised Friday during a tour of ongoing construction.

“It’s a breathtaking, panoramic view of one of the nation’s largest man-made lakes,” Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said.

The 15-mile stretch of Interstate 11, touted as Nevada’s “largest infrastructure project,” is expected to open by June 2018. It will allow drivers to bypass Boulder City, a municipality of about 15,000 people.

The trip will be about 30 minutes faster than taking U.S. Highway 93 through the city, and the southern route to Arizona will have a scenic overlook nestled inside the Eldorado Mountains.

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‘Breathtaking’ view highlights coming interstate linking Las Vegas, Phoenix

May 19, 2017


The first interstate linking Las Vegas and Phoenix will ease traffic congestion and offer a spectacular vista above Lake Mead, transportation officials promised Friday during a tour of ongoing construction.

“It’s a breathtaking, panoramic view of one of the nation’s largest man-made lakes,” Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said.

The 15-mile stretch of Interstate 11, touted as Nevada’s “largest infrastructure project,” is expected to open by June 2018. It will allow drivers to bypass Boulder City, a municipality of about 15,000 people.

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Boulder City bypass taking shape

July 18, 2016


Controlled blasts carve a path through the Eldorado Mountains overlooking Lake Mead, making way for the first leg of a new freeway that’s expected to become part of a trade route running between Mexico and Canada

Now more than a year into construction, concrete bridges are taking shape along the 15-mile stretch of dirt road that’s being transformed into Interstate 11. Builders say the project is on pace to open by fall 2018
 

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