Nevada DOT Begins Next Phase of 'Centennial Bowl' Interchange Project
The construction project will include building Nevada's second-longest bridge. The 75-foot-tall, 39-foot-wide concrete box girder structure will measure 2,635 feet -- the equivalent of seven football fields.
The Nevada Department of Transportation broke ground Jan. 22 on the $73 million next phase of the "Centennial Bowl" interchange – where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway – in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor. The construction contract is valued at $61.5 million.
"This interchange connection greatly enhances traffic, mobility, and motorist safety while establishing a new gateway corridor for the Centennial area," said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. "Currently, over 107,500 vehicles daily travel the ramps and freeways at U.S. 95 and the 215 Beltway, and it’s only expected to grow in the future."
The project calls for removing part of the Oso Blanca Road ramp and the old north-to-west loop, making room for three new freeway flyover ramp connections, including eastbound 215 Beltway to U.S. Highway 95 southbound, southbound U.S. Highway 95 to eastbound 215 Beltway, and northbound U.S. Highway 95 to 215 Beltway westbound.
"This project helps create a reliable transportation network that enhances cultural and economic access in the northwest valley," said Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown. "It improves accessibility, mobility, and safety for residents and businesses."
The construction project will include building Nevada's second-longest bridge. The 75-foot-tall, 39-foot-wide concrete box girder structure will measure 2,635 feet -- the equivalent of seven football fields. The two-lane flyover bridge will connect north-to-west freeway traffic. Plans also call for constructing a south-to-east flyover roughly the same length as 26 bowling lanes laid end to end.
The project is funded through a combination of federal ($19 million) and state ($54 million) funds, with work scheduled to finish in the spring of 2021.