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5 things to know about I-11 near Boulder City

Motorists finally will be able to drive along the entire 15-mile stretch of Interstate 11 by Thursday afternoon, marking the first link in what federal lawmakers envision as a vital cross-border connection between Mexico and Canada.

Although the larger trade route might take decades to build, the new four-lane freeway will provide a more immediate and much-needed direct road between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The stretch of I-11, also known as the Boulder City Bypass, will open to traffic sometime after a grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Follow @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.I-11 map

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