Project Neon’s “Grand Finale” event held in downtown Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Transportation held a special event Thursday to mark the end of Project Neon. The “Grand Finale,” as it was called was held in downtown Las Vegas Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

During the ceremony Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-NV, and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen all took to the podium to share remarks about the project.

LIVE: The ceremony for Project Neon's "Grand Finale" starts at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Las Vegas.

Posted by 8 News Now on Thursday, August 8, 2019

On Thursday, Aug. 8, hours ahead of the ‘Grand Finale’ the following areas of road were closed to traffic:

  • North and southbound Industrial Road will be closed between Western Avenue and Utah Avenue from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Grand Central Parkway will be closed to event traffic only between Charleston Boulevard and Western Avenue from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Western Avenue will be closed between the Neon Gateway and Industrial Road from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Project Neon was a $1 billion, 3-year-long upgrade to Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. was the design-build general contractor, with Atkins North America as lead designer.

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