Nevada in home stretch of $8.9 million U.S. 93 project

Updated Aug 4, 2018

U.S. Highway 93

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is only weeks away from finishing an $8.9 million, 11-mile-long widening and upgrade of U.S. Highway 93, the agency says.

The project extends from north of Interstate 15 to just south of the Glendale-Moapa Road in Clark County.

“This project improves safety, mobility and reliability throughout the region, better serving rural southern Nevada,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon.

Improvements involve roadway rehabilitation, including a mill and pave overlay, as well as shoulder widening and slope flattening that creates safe vehicle turnout areas.

The project, with general contractor Las Vegas Paving, adds a northbound truck climbing lane so that drivers can safely pass slower moving vehicles without temporary swinging into oncoming traffic, NDOT says.

Side of U.S. Highway 93

Other upgrades include drainage pipe and tortoise fencing, salvaging 800 native plants and hydroseeding 21 acres of desert landscape. Crews will place enough blacktop to pave 6,600 driveways and move enough dirt to fill over 200 average-sized swimming pools, an NDOT spokesman says.

Panoramic view of U.S. Highway 93

The project, which broke ground in December, is scheduled to finish in September.

Here are some details provided by NDOT.

Project cost:                                     $8,885,000

Schedule:                                          150 working days        

Distance:                                           10.67 miles

Location:                                            U.S. Highway 93 (Mile Markers 57.4 to 68.1)

Plants:                                                800 salvaged

Seeding:                                            21 acres

Excavation:                                       66,045 cubic yards

Asphalt:                                             46,180 tons

Metal pipe:                                        427 linear feet (up to 48 inches in diameter)

Rip-rap:                                              119 cubic yards

Tortoise fencing:                             1,290 linear feet