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Consulting contract awarded for Garnet interchange project

A $4.3 million consulting contract was approved Thursday for a project that calls for widening U.S. Highway 93 as a way to accommodate Faraday Future, Hyperloop and other companies anticipated to move into the Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas.

The Nevada Department of Transportation’s board of directors awarded the contract to WSP USA Inc., which will provide administrative, construction and review support, along with design oversight of the project, known as the Garnet interchange.

The $70 million project would widen U.S. 93 for 5 miles, from Interstate 15 to Apex Power Parkway. A construction contract could be awarded as soon as next month, Nevada Transportation Department Director Rudy Malfabon told the board.

The move comes days after a Faraday Future spokesman confirmed that a Shanghai court froze $182 million in assets tied to the company’s backer.

Earlier this year, Faraday executives announced that they were seeking $1 billion in financing to build a 650,000-square-foot manufacturing plant for electric vehicles at Apex Industrial Park.

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

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