Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) welcomed over $9 million awarded to the Nevada Department of Transportation for bridge repairs to I-515 to ease travel through downtown Las Vegas. The grant was provided by the Department of Transportation as part of a Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP).
“I-515 is crucial to Las Vegas’ economy and for accessibility and travel in Southern Nevada, connecting Henderson to our booming downtown Las Vegas. I’m confident these grants will improve safety, facilitate business and reduce traffic congestion for commuters and residents in Southern Nevada.”
Through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Congress made available $225,000,000 for a Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds must be used for highway bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects on any public road that demonstrate cost savings by bundling multiple highway bridge projects. States must have a population density of less than 100 individuals per square mile to be eligible.
In this grant through CHBP, the Nevada Department of Transportation was awarded $9,821,0000 for bridge replacements at multiple locations on I-515.