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 2: Construct the frontage road and utility relocations. View a PDF of the Package 2 improvements map.
Package 3: 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 3 improvements map.
Package 1 (right-of-way acquisitions) is near complete. Right of occupancy has been obtained for the entire project.
Package 2A (tortoise fencing and plant salvaging) was completed in summer of 2013. This contract was administered to prepare for subsequent packages.
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 occuring asbestos (NOA). Package 2B will be added to Package 3 and advertised in the fall of 2014.
Package 3 is currently in the final stages of the Plans Specs and Estimate review. The contract will advertise in the fall of 2014 with an anticipated start of construction in the spring of 2015.
NDOT and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada are coordinating to deliver Phase 2 as a Design-Build contract delivery method. The RTC is administering the Design-Build contract and is currently in the procurement process. Please see the Phase 2 webpage for an update.