By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA
A Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) project on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas is American Infrastructure magazine’s “2019 Road Project of the Year.” Builders raised I-15 over Starr Avenue with a single-span cast-in-place box girder bridge that measures 200-foot-long by 196-foot wide, making it one of the longest and widest bridges of its kind in Nevada. The work also included a connection to Dean Martin Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The magazine recognized the project for being completed on budget and on time in September 2019, after less than two years of construction. The $36 million interchange job is part of a larger $1.2 billion interstate makeover in the city. On Jan. 13, NDOT awarded a $99 million construction contract for flyovers and street connections at I-15 and the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas.
ARTBA member Horrocks Engineers worked with NDOT on the Starr interchange. ARTBA members Kiewit Corporation and Aggregate Industries are also among the firms involved in the I-15 effort.