Las Vegas and Phoenix are the only two cities in the nation with populations of more than one million that are not linked by an interstate. When complete, Interstate 11 (I-11) will enhance travel and commerce between Arizona and Nevada then eventually to Canada and Mexico.
I-11 will relieve congestion and improve safety for interstate travelers while alleviating bottlenecks and improving mobility for Boulder City residents as you commute, shop and visit family and friends. Also, I-11 creates thousands of jobs in our Southern Nevada community and a welcome boost to our economy.
Construction of the 4-lane project will create an estimated 4,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in the region, which in recent years has experienced one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
With traffic counts of about 34,000 vehicles daily, the new roadway will ultimately result in estimated time savings at a minimum 30 minutes from the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge to Henderson due to higher speeds and the absence of traffic backups at signal lights, with likely even greater time saving on weekends.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is leading the effort to complete I-11 from US-95 to US-93 near the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, approximately 12.5 miles. (Phase 2 on the map below). The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is constructing the portion of I-11 from Railroad Pass to US-95, approximately 2.5 miles. (Phase 1 on the map). Both phases will be built simultaneously beginning in the spring of 2015 with construction expected to be complete in 2018.