LAS VEGAS -- Interstate 11 has been touted as one of the keys to Southern Nevada's economic future, and on Monday, construction to build a portion of the $318 million road will begin near the Hoover Dam.
The Nevada portion is only about 15 miles long, but economists and transportation officials say those 15 miles will pave a strong economic future when it connects Las Vegas to Phoenix.
"Interstate 11 is without question the largest public works project that we have ever been involved with,” said Larry Brown, Clark County Commissioner, RTC Chairman.
The project managed by RTC and NDOT will bring a second interstate into Las Vegas when it loops south of Boulder City, connecting with the Hoover Dam bypass. It will eventually follow US 93 to Phoenix and three other interstate highways.