Package 1 (right-of-way acquisitions) is near complete. Right of occupancy has been obtained for the entire project.
Package 2B (frontage road construction and utility relocations) was advertised in fall 2013. The contract had to be cancelled before bids were submitted due to the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). Package 2B has been added to Package 3.
Package 3 advertised on October 29, 2014 and bids were opened on December 23, 2014. Fisher Sand and Gravel was the successful bidder and has been awarded the contract with an anticipated start of construction in May 2015. The approximate duration of construction is 3 years.
NDOT and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada have been coordinating to deliver Phase 2 as a Design-Build contract delivery method. The RTC is administering the Design-Build contract and has awarded the contract to Las Vegas Paving. The Design-Build team is currently in the early phases of design with construction anticipated to begin in late April 2015. Please see the Phase 2 web page for an update.
Phase 1 of the Boulder City Bypass consists of a continuous four-lane, controlled-access, divided freeway and highway passing south of the developed area of Boulder City as described and approved in the FEIS/ROD. The horizontal alignment begins at the Foothills Drive grade separation, crosses under the existing railroad, and continues just south to Silverline Road, for a project length of approximately 2.50 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 U.S. 93/U.S. 95 Freeway Improvements.
Package 2B/3: Construct the frontage road and utility relocations. Construct realigned U.S 93/ U.S. 95 mainline to the intersection with the frontage road and the new interchange at Railroad Pass. View a PDF of the Package 2 improvements map. View a PDF of the Package 3 improvements map.