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A new interchange to Interstate 15 near Las Vegas is being built to relieve traffic and reduce traffic noise for nearby residents.
The $33.7 million interchange at Starr Avenue will include six lanes, landscaped medians and bike lanes and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2019. The project completes construction of Starr Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Dean Martin Drive and adds a bridge on I-15 over Starr Avenue. By diverting drivers under I-15, the new interchange will reduce traffic noise for neighbors, the Nevada Department of Transportation says.
“The interchange provides new and improved freeway access for local businesses and residents,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. “It additionally improves safety and connectivity through reduced freeway and surface street gridlock.”
The project in unincorporated Clark County also includes sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting and traffic signals. Las Vegas Paving won the general contract.
The interchange is part of a $1.3 billion project begun in 2007 to improve the I-15 south corridor.