By Bob Humer, P.E.
Seventy years after the start of the nation’s interstate program, another vital piece of highway was completed in 2018. Using Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) and federal funds, the $318 million project has a 2.5-mile section constructed in PCC (Phase I) and a 12.5-mile stretch constructed with asphalt (Phase II).
The U.S. Congress designated this freeway as I-11 in the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21). Phase I has been managed by the Nevada Department of Transportation, while the 12.5-mile stretch (Phase II) was a design-build contract awarded to Las Vegas Paving and administered by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada.(more…)