New Industrial Rd.-Grand Central Pkwy. Bridge Opens Monday in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in conjunction with the City of Las Vegas, will open a new bridge extending Industrial Road from Wyoming Avenue north across the railroad tracks to Western Avenue-Grand Central Parkway intersection at 6 a.m., May 6, in downtown Las Vegas.
The new concrete girder structure, measuring 149-foot-long by 24-foot-high, carries traffic over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. It also provides a 10-foot sidewalk on each side of the bridge, connecting pedestrians between Charleston Boulevard and Wyoming Avenue. The single-span structure is another north-south connection that minimizes vehicle gridlock and improves mobility, creating additional access into downtown Las Vegas and Symphony Park as well as the Medical and Arts districts.
The improvement is part of Project Neon’s nearly $1 billion 4-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue, which broke ground in 2016. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer. Project Neon is 95 percent finished and scheduled for substantial completion this summer.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. Check the Project Neon website (NDOTProjectNeon.com) or Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages (@NDOTProjectNeon) for up to date information. There is also a free smart phone app available, plus a hotline available in both English and Spanish at: 702-293-NEON (6366). NDOT works with Waze 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.