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Date Published: 2013-11-27

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Public Meeting Slated Dec. 4 on Project NEON

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Purpose of Meeting: 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 attend a public information meeting for Project NEON P3. Project NEON is a 3.7-mile transportation improvements project along I-15 from the Sahara Avenue Interchange to the US 95/I-515 Interchange in downtown Las Vegas.

Major Project Developments: Project NEON P3 is one of the most important and ambitious undertakings in NDOT history. More than 250,000 vehicles a day use the highly congested segment of I-15 from the US 95/I-515 Interchange to Sahara Avenue. Project NEON P3 is essential to the progression of Las Vegas transportation capacity and safety, economic development and quality of life. The recent decision to deliver the project under a P3 will enable NDOT to accelerate the project schedule and is also expected to improve local economy by creating hundreds of planning and engineering jobs and thousands of construction jobs.

When and Where: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South Fourth Street, Las Vegas, Nev. 89101.

Where You Come In: Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public information meeting at their convenience any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. will provide an update of project developments and new design elements. A short open-comment period will follow the presentation. Before and after the presentation, the meeting will be conducted as an open house format to provide the public with an opportunity to view exhibits and speak with project representatives. Comments may be submitted for public record in writing at the meeting or verbally to a court reporter, who will be available throughout the meeting. In addition to any comments received at the meeting, written or email comments will be accepted through Friday, December 20, 2013. Please email your comments to: info@dot.state.nv.us  with a reference to this project in the subject line. You may also mail your comments to the contact below.

If Right-of-Way Is Needed: The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 will govern the acquisition of right-of-way that may be necessary for this project. More detailed information regarding right-of-way can be obtained from the NDOT's Right of Way Division, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89712, or by calling (775) 888-7480.

Contact: For more information about Project NEON P3:

Website: Project NEON  

English Hotline: 702.486.0486

Spanish Hotline: 702.384.1694

Email: projectteam@ndotprojectneon.com

Special Accommodation Requests: Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate persons with disabilities 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 via email at jmaxey@dot.state.nv.us. Also available for your information will be NDOT's I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study Level 1 Alternative Evaluation Results. Study representatives will be available to answer your questions. Information for this study can be found at: www.i11study.com.