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Board wants future Interstate 11 to reach I-80
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Board wants future Interstate 11 to reach I-80

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada transportation board wants the proposed Interstate 11 to extend from Las Vegas to Interstate 80 using the general route of U.S. 95.

Board members voted Monday to pursue an expanded definition of the future freeway. Congress voted in 2012 to designate a stretch from Las Vegas to Phoenix as the future Interstate 11.

Chairman and Gov. Brian Sandoval said it was "irrefutable" that Nevada needs the project, and said he wasn't shy about asking for federal money to make it a reality.

Board member Tom Skancke said the freeway is even more important now that Nevada has landed a Tesla battery plant. He said companies make investment decisions based on infrastructure quality.

Transportation officials haven't solidified routes and said it could be decades before the interstate is built

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