CARSON CITY – Elko residents can remotely attend a public meeting on the Nevada Department of Transportation’s process of selecting a route for the future Interstate 11 that will connect the Las Vegas valley and northwestern Nevada.
“The future I-11 will not only further connect our state, but the entire West,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. “It will bring enhanced mobility, traffic safety, freight and other opportunities for Nevada.”
The new road corridor was federally designated in 1991. A section of the interstate is now nearing completion in Boulder City. It will eventually connect the Phoenix area with Las Vegas and beyond.
NDOT ranked alternative routes in western Nevada after hosting a series of public meetings in March. The rankings will be presented at the upcoming meetings, and NDOT will make recommendations on which alternatives which will be further advanced in the future.
Construction of the approximately 450-mile long interstate could be phased over future decades as environmental studies are complete and funding prioritized.