I-11 Northern Nevada Alternatives Analysis - Las Vegas to I-80
The Nevada Department of Transportation is initiating an Alternatives Analysis effort for the Interstate 11 (I-11) Corridor between the northwestern edge of Las Vegas and I-80 in western Nevada. This will lead to the recommendation of one or more corridor alternatives to advance into future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies. The planning and outreach process, analysis, and findings will be documented in a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) document.
I-11 Northern Nevada Alternatives Analysis Study Background
A joint study by NDOT and the Arizona Department of Transportation, the I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study (IWCS) was completed in 2014. In Northern Nevada, a high level of analysis was completed to recommend that I-11 make a connection from Las Vegas to points north along the western side of the state.
The purpose of this Alternatives Analysis study is to build on the recommendations of the I-11 and IWCS by developing and evaluating specific corridor alternatives linking Las Vegas with I-80, and documenting issues, constraints, and opportunities in a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) document. The goal is to identify recommended corridor(s) to advance into future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies. See the Project Documents page for additional information.
Construction of the roughly 450-mile long future I-11 could be phased over future decades as environmental impact reviews are completed and funding is prioritized. I-11 is currently being analyzed as a limited access four-lane divided highway designed to accommodate future traffic projections.
I-11 Public Input
The Nevada Department of Transportation hosted a round of public information meetings from March 20 through 29 to gather feedback on the future Interstate 11 corridor connecting Las Vegas and northwestern Nevada. A second round of stakeholder and public meetings will be held throughout July and August 2018 to share the alternatives analysis results.
To view additional documents from past public meetings and to access resources for future meetings, visit the Project Documents page.
To provide comments or submit questions about the study, contact NDOT Project Manager Kevin Verre at 775-888-7712 or KVerre@dot.nv.gov.