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.
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.