NDOT to celebrate $63 million I-15 interchange with ribbon-cutting event
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is celebrating the substantial completion of a new $63.4 million interchange at Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 93 on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11:00 a.m.
The 16-month project, named the Garnet Interchange, aims to improve safety and efficiency while adding capacity along north U.S. Highway 93.
Originally slated to cost $58 million, the extra $5 million was needed for the interchange in order to improve the connection from N. Las Vegas Boulevard into U.S. Highway 93 for efficiency.
Also, extra funds were needed to prepare for a future traffic signal at the intersection of Great Basin Way and U.S. 93 since the Love's truck stop there attracts a lot of traffic.
According to NDOT, Highway 93 has become increasingly important in moving freight between Northern and Southern Nevada, playing a major role in the state’s commerce.
NDOT hopes the improved interchange will provide infrastructure for the Apex Industrial Park, located at southwest corner of U.S. 93 and I-15, and help attract new companies and industries to the area.
The ribbon-cutting event will take place roughly 20 minutes from downtown at W. Frontage Road north of Green Valley Parkway, near the Apex Industrial Park.
Lt. Governor Mark Hutchinson, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon are expected to attend the event.