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Nevada gets bump in federal funds for freeway projects

The Nevada Department of Transportation got a $21.6 million bump in federal funds to help pay for freeway projects.

The money became available through a redistribution of the Federal Highway Administration’s fiscal year-end funds, NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon told the agency’s board of directors Monday.

A bulk of the money will go toward a $57.8 million project that calls for widening a 5-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 from Interstate 15 to Apex Power Parkway in North Las Vegas, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said. Work is expected to start by March on the Garnet interchange, and completed by the end of 2018.

NDOT was allocated the funds after demonstrating that the full allotment would be spent for projects this year, Illia said. NDOT has secured more than $187.1 million in additional money over the past 13 years for state transportation projects.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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