Las Vegas Centennial Bowl project has new flyover bridge, 2nd-longest in Nevada

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A view of the Centennial Bowl project in April. Photo credit: Nevada DOTA view of the Centennial Bowl project in April. Photo credit: Nevada DOT

The third phase of the Centennial Bowl project in Las Vegas is nearing completion, with the opening of Nevada’s second-longest bridge.

The new bridge is a half-mile flyover connecting U.S. 95 North with 215 Beltway west.

“The new flyover ramp enables direct freeway-to-freeway travel for greater efficiency and safety,” says Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia. “It eliminates the previous stop-and-go surface street travel that required sitting through traffic signals to make a freeway connection.”

The flyover is part of the $73 million third phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange project that began last year and is expected to be completed mid-December. The overall project began in 2015 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

The new box-girder type flyover is constructed of cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete consisting of 13 spans connected by four frames. A 1,655-foot-long flyover bridge is being built between 215 Beltway east and U.S. 95 south and cross under the new flyover in the air.

Centennial Bowl map. Credit: Nevada DOTCentennial Bowl map. Credit: Nevada DOT