Legislation for tollroad bypass for Boulder City NV approved
By Peter Samuel
Enabling legislation for the tollroad bypass around Boulder City Nevada passed this week opening the way for procurement of a concessionaire. The 15 mile, 24km 2+2 lanes expressway project has been promoted by Joe Hardy, Republican state Assemblyman for Boulder City, but has been blocked a a number of times previously by populist anti-toll Democrats.
Local reports are that late in the session the bill (Senate Bill 506) passed. The state governor Brian Sandoval supports the project. It will provide a full expressway link between US93 in the southeast portion the greater Las Vegas area and the spectacular O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge over the Colorado River into Arizona.
This is the main highway between Phoenix AZ and Las Vegas NV and is spoken of as a $400m project.