New Southbound Interstate 11 Lanes to Open August 15 in Henderson
HENDERSON, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will open the newly constructed 2.5-mile-long section of southbound Interstate 11 between the U.S. Highway 95 interchange and Railroad Pass Casino interchange in Henderson on 5 a.m., August 15.
However, it will impact access at the Rail Road Pass Casino. Southbound ingress will have to use the U.S. Highway 93 / 95 interchange to Searchlight for casino access. Meanwhile, exiting casino traffic will have to make a U-turn at Wagonwheel Drive to head back towards Boulder City.
The project is part of the $83 million first phase of Interstate 11, which calls for building a four-lane concrete interstate freeway between Silverline Road and Foothill Drive with a full diamond interchange at Railroad Pass with a loop ramp. Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. is the general contractor. The project is scheduled to finish in late December.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes. NDOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.