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Date Published: 2013-07-22

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Meeting July 24 to Cover Phase 2A of U.S. 95 Corridor Work

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LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in partnership with the City of Las Vegas and in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), invites you to a public information meeting for construction information on Phase 2A of the U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project. This freeway project addresses the short- and long-term transportation needs for a portion of the U.S. 95 corridor from Ann Road to Durango Drive, which is scheduled for construction starting in 2014.

Improvements include widening U.S. 95 to three general purpose lanes and one HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction. The project will also include construction of landscape and aesthetic enhancements, as well as sound walls in noise-sensitive areas. In addition, representatives will also be in attendance to provide information on related projects in the area. The project's purpose is to alleviate congestion within the corridor by increasing capacity and to improve regional connectivity, consistent with land use planning, by providing improved freeway connections.

Who:  NDOT, City of Las Vegas, FHWA

What:  Public meeting on Phase 2A of U.S. 95 NW Corridor Improvements Project

When:  Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 4 - 7 p.m.; Brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Where:  Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Multipurpose Room 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, Nev. 89131

The public is invited to attend. There will be a brief project presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a short open comment period. Before and after the presentation, the meeting will be conducted as an open house, providing opportunities to view the displays and discuss the project with project representatives. Comments may be submitted for the public record in writing at the meeting or to a court reporter. Written or email comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.Please email your comments to info@dot.state.nv.us, with a reference to this project in the subject line. Mail comments to Nick Johnson, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, Nev. 89712. He can also be reached at (775) 888-7319 or njohnson@dot.state.nv.us. For more information on the U.S. 95 NW Project, or if you are unable to attend the meeting, please log on to the U.S. 95 NW Corridor Project Website.

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons desiring to attend the meeting. Requests for auxiliary aids or services to assist individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency should be made with as much advance notice as possible to Julie Maxey, Nevada Department of Transportation, Public Hearings Officer, at (775) 888-7171 or email jmaxey@dot.state.nv.us.

About NDOT

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT's mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT's headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors' board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.