NDOT to Host Public Information Meetings to Evaluate Future Interstate 11 Corridors
CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation will host public information meetings March 20 through March 29 to gather feedback on the future Interstate 11 corridor connecting the Las Vegas valley and northwestern Nevada.
March 20- 4-7 p.m.: Las Vegas, Santa Fe Station Casino, Centennial B Ballroom, 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas
March 21- 4-7 p.m.: Tonopah Convention Center, 301 Brougher Ave., Tonopah
March 22- 4-7 p.m.: Hawthorne Convention Center, 932 E St., Hawthorne
March 27- 4-7 p.m.: Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way, Fallon
March 28- 4-7 p.m.: Grand Sierra Resort Conference Center, 2500 East 2nd St., Reno
March 29- 2-5 p.m.: NDOT Headquarters Building 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1263 South Stewart St., Carson City
March 29 meeting also video-conferenced and available for public attendance at the following locations:
NDOT – Winnemucca NDOT District III Office, 725 W. 4th St., Winnemucca
NDOT – Elko NDOT District III Office, 1951 Idaho St., Elko
NDOT – Las Vegas NDOT District I Office, Conference Room, Bldg. A, 123 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas
Informational presentations will be held at 5:30 p.m. for each meeting, excluding the March 29 presentation which will be held at 2:30 p.m. The March 29 presentation will also be broadcast live on the Nevada Department of Transportation Facebook page.
In 1991, a new road corridor connecting international trade through the American West was federally designated. Developed into I-11, a section of the new interstate is nearing completion in Boulder City. The future I-11 will generally follow U.S. 95 between northwestern Las Vegas and I-80 in western Nevada.
This month’s public meetings will gather community and stakeholder feedback as part of preliminary planning to identify more specific corridor alternatives within the general U.S. 95 vicinity. Feedback gathered will help inform and streamline environmental review and development of this interstate facility over future decades. The efforts could also help designate and preserve public lands needed for the future interstate.
“The future I-11 will not only further connect our state, but the entire West. It will bring enhanced mobility, traffic safety, freight and other opportunities for Nevada,” NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon described. “As we begin initial planning to determine the interstate’s exact path, these meetings are an opportunity for Nevadans to give feedback and help establish the blueprint of this vital interstate.”
This study will provide the foundation for future environmental studies. Additional public outreach and thorough review of potential benefits, physical challenges, environmental constraints and more will be conducted prior to design of any specific interstate alternative. Construction of the approximately 450-mile long interstate could be phased over future decades as environmental studies are complete and funding prioritized. I-11 is envisioned as a limited access, four-lane divided interstate designed to safely accommodate future traffic needs.
Further information is available at I11study.com. Those unable to attend the meetings can e-mail feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional public meetings are anticipated to be held over coming months to share results of the alternatives analysis.