Phase 1 extends from the Foothills grade separation to the US 95 interchange south of the existing US 93/US 95 interchange for a project length of approximately 2.75 miles. A visual simulation of the Railroad Pass interchange is shown below, depicting what it might look like when complete. View a PDF of the visual simulation of the Railroad Pass interchange.
The revised development of Phase 1 is currently broken into 3 packages:
Package 1: Right of Way setting for US 93/US 95 Freeway Improvements.
Package 2: Construct the frontage road and utility relocations. View a PDF of the Package 2 improvements map.
Package 3: Construct realigned US 93/ US 95 mainline to the intersection with the frontage road and the new interchange at Railroad Pass.
View a PDF of the Package 3 improvements map.
Package 2A (tortoise fencing and plant salvaging) was completed in summer of 2013. This contract was administered to prepare for subsequent packages.
The design is complete for package 2B, and the contract is anticipated to advertise in late 2013 with an anticipated construction start date in the spring of 2014.
Package 3 is currently under design and construction is anticipated to follow immediately after the completion of package 2B. Package 4 has been split into two segments. The northern half will be incorporated into NDOT's Package 3 and the southern half will be incorporated into the RTC's Phase 2 design-build contract that is currently in the preliminary stages of planning. NDOT and RTC are coordinating designs for the delivery of phase 2 under AB 413 which was passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2013.