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NDOT negotiates study of I-15 changes for Raiders stadium

The Nevada Department of Transportation is negotiating with CA Group to complete an environmental study of several improvements along a section of Interstate 15 near the NFL stadium site for the Raiders.

If the engineering group is selected, then a contract could be considered by the NDOT board as soon as September, agency director Rudy Malfabon said Thursday.

It could take about two years to complete environmental studies for a reconfiguration of the Tropicana Avenue interchange at I-15, expected to cost up to $170 million. A separate project that calls for building direct-access ramps to connect a new carpool lane on I-15 to Harmon and Hacienda avenues could cost up to $34 million.

Once environmental clearances are granted, crews could start work by 2020, coinciding with the Raiders’ targeted move-in date to the new stadium. There are no immediate plans to accelerate those projects, but NDOT officials are considering whether they should be funded by bonds.

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

 

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