The Nevada Department of Transportation starts construction next week on a $5.9 million, two-mile-long upgrade of Jones Boulevard from Upland Boulevard just south of U.S. Highway 95 to Smoke Ranch Road.
United Road Towing will continue to assist vehicles stranded on Las Vegas and Reno freeways for the next four years, under a $13-million contract approved this week by the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials on have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s the interchange as soon as 2022.
The next phase of Project Neon will hit las vegas commuters later this month.
Officials with the Department of Transportation have called it the Big Squeeze, as U.S. Highway 95 will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl Interchange.
Las Vegas is heading into a weekend featuring the 50th running of a marathon that evolved from a flat, wind-swept desert event in 1967 to a glitzy neon-lit attraction for tens of thousands of participants on the casino-lined Strip.