$1.5 billion Vegas Spaghetti Bowl Overhaul Starts April 7

March 29, 2016

The huge overhaul of the Las Vegas Spaghetti Bowl, often called Project Neon, will officially get under way April 7th. The intersection at the merge of  State Route 564, I-215, I-515, U.S Route 93 and U.S Route 95 is the busiest stretch of roadway in Nevada and on average sees 300,000 vehicles a day, 25,000 lane changes an hour — and three crashes every day.

To help keep drivers informed on the project's progress and real-time road conditions, construction crews will be installing an active traffic management system, the first of its kind in the country.

Before major construction begins, a dozen steel gantries supporting the video boards will be erected over I-15 and U.S. 95 in all directions from the Spaghetti Bowl. The video boards can be programmed to inform motorists of lane closures and blockages that occur with traffic accidents and will show the status of every lane as motorists approach the interchange. The first 12 traffic management system boards are expected to be installed by fall. By the end of Project Neon in 2019, there will be 50 video board locations.

Read more about Project Neon and where the first video boards will be installed here:

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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