NDoT opens Centennial Bowl in Northwest Las Vegas
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDoT) has opened the $47m US 95/215 Beltway interchange, also known as Centennial Bow' in north-west Las Vegas, US.
The project began in August 2015 and was completed within the agreed timeframe and budget.
The Centennial Bowl project has seen the construction of north and southbound US 95 connection ramps to the east and westbound Beltway, as well as an addition of a southbound collector distributor road.
Works also included 2,500ft long flyover linking westbound 215 with southbound US 95, and an upgrade of 8,200ft of storm drainage, as well as the installation of new signs, lighting, and landscaping.
NDoT carried out the project by coordinating with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, City of Las Vegas, and Clark County.
For this project, the FHWA provided $19.5m, while the State of Nevada and the Fuel Revenue Indexing each provided $6.4m in funding, and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District offered $14.4m.
NDoT selected Las Vegas Paving as a general contractor for this project.
Nevada Department of Transportation director Rudy Malfabon said: "This interchange connection greatly enhances traffic, mobility and motorist safety while establishing a new gateway corridor for the Centennial area.
“Currently, over 107,500 vehicles daily travel the ramps and freeways at US 95 and the 215 Beltway, and it’s only expected to grow in the future.”
During construction, the project is reported to have created 607 direct and indirect jobs.
Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown said: “This project helps create a reliable transportation network that enhances cultural and economic access in the north-west valley.
“It improves accessibility, mobility, and safety for residents and businesses.”
Image: NDoT opens the Centennial Bowl, in north-west Las Vegas. Photo: courtesy of Nevada Department of Transportation.