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The Massive Construction Effort 'Project Neon' Gets Underway

The high-occupancy lanes planned for the new I-15.
Nevada Department of Transportation

The high-occupancy lanes planned for the new I-15.

Project Neon — a nearly $1 billion remaking of Interstate 15 between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl — broke ground last week.

Nevada’s largest ever infrastructure project is expected to ease delays on a highway corridor that carries 300,000 vehicles a day, but first comes three years of construction and the traffic snarls such a huge project will create.

Tony Illia, spokesman, Nevada Department of Transportation;  Brendan Keating, CEO, Logic Commercial Real Estate;  Joe Rajkovacz, director of Governmental Affairs and Communications, Western States Trucking Association

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