Nevada is set to receive $2.7 billion in federal funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is a 20 to 30% boost to the current federal funds that the state already receives dedicated to its transportation.
The money is planned to be used to finance widening projects in southbound US-395 and the Pyramid Highway from Queen Way to Los Altos Parkway, as well as for the Interstate 80 improvement project.
On the allocation of the said funding, KRXI reported:
Ragonese adds that the NDOT prioritizes projects on six goal-based areas. “Those goals really are aimed at keeping our communities and economic development safe and connected. So we prioritize through the six goal areas of what we call the one Nevada plan. And those goal areas were established with public and stakeholder participation to really identify those top critical goals within the transportation system that are shared by us as transportation engineers and operators along with our fellow Nevadans.”
NDOT aims to prioritize transportation projects with the ability to transform economies by providing a robust and reliable transportation system.
According to NDOT, one example is that part of the infrastructure law funding will go to Interstate 80 improvements west of Reno which is a critical corridor that welcomes in a lot of tourists from the California area along with freight into our greater Truckee Meadows economy and region. That project will be funded in part by the bipartisan infrastructure law and will help improve drainage barrier rails, landscape and aesthetics to provide a safer, more inviting interstate system connecting us to the other economies and tourist bases in California.