I-15/U.S. 93 Garnet Interchange & U.S. 93 Capacity Improvements

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Project Description

Garnet Interchange marks the junction of Interstate 15 and U.S. 93 (known as the Great Basin Highway), and is located near the northeast limit of the Las Vegas Valley.  An important link for the economic development of Southern Nevada, these highways carry an increasing level of freight traffic to and from Northern Nevada and beyond.  Development in the immediate vicinity of the interchange is rebounding with the improving economy.  Multiple sites of industrial and manufacturing enterprises, such as the Apex Industrial Park, are being proposed, designed and constructed.

The project will provide safety, operational and capacity improvements to the I-15 /U.S. 93 interchange and U.S. 93 for approximately 5 miles.  It will increase the capacity of U.S. 93 by widening from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.  The improvements will include modifications to existing intersections at North Las Vegas Boulevard, Apex Great Basin Way, Grand Valley Parkway and Apex Power Parkway.  In addition to these improvements, a new frontage road will be constructed to provide local access to the Apex Industrial Park.  The entire 5.1 miles of frontage road will not be built as part of the initial construction.  The 2.1 miles between North Las Vegas Boulevard and Grand Valley Parkway will be part of the initial construction.

Presently, design activities related to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and the procurement of a Design Build Contractor are all underway.  The selected Design Builder will complete the design and construct these improvements.

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Project Timeline

  •  Design-Build Request for Qualifications
    July 11, 2016 
  •  Preliminary Design
    September 22, 2016
  •  Design-Build Request for Proposals
     4th Quarter 2016
  •  Federal Highway Administration NEPA Approval
     1st Quarter 2017
  •  Award Design-Build Contract
     2nd Quarter 2017
  •  Complete Construction
     4th Quarter 2019  

    Project timeline actions that are completed are shown as month, day and year.  The actions that are yet to be completed are shown as quarters in the anticipated calendar year of completion.                                     

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Contact Information

Dwayne Wilkinson
Sr. Project Manager, NDOT
123 E. Washington Ave. 
P.O. Box 170,
Las Vegas, NV 89125-0170 
Phone: (702) 671-8879
Email: dwilkinson@dot.state.nv.us

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