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NDOT Launches Project To Widen I-15 Near Speedway

Las Vegas-area officials are marking the start of a two-year project to improve a busy stretch of Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A Monday ceremony at the speedway has Nevada Department of Transportation showing plans for the $34 million project to widen 5 miles of the four-lane interstate to six travel lanes in each direction.

Crews will also improve four overpasses, upgrade drainage and install new lights, signs and landscape.

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The work zone is near North Las Vegas, about 12 miles north of the congested Spaghetti Bowl interchange.

A separate project $1 billion effort called Project Neon caused the closure of a ramp from U.S. 95 to I-15 during the weekend.

That project will widen the congested I-15 section between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl.