$1.5 billion project

As design lead on the team led by Kiewit Infrastructure West, Atkins is going to manage all design and engineering services for Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) Project NEON – a freeway project that will boost safety, mobility, and accessibility in Las Vegas.

Project NEON is the most significant win for Atkins in North America and will involve the development of a 3.7 mile corridor through the heart of Las Vegas, an area currently seeing 300,000 vehicle movements every day.

The construction project will be phased over three years starting in 2016 and connect high occupancy vehicle lanes on US 95 to I-15 express lanes with a flyover bridge, creating direct access carpool lanes and a new ‘Neon Gateway’ interchange.

“Project NEON addresses a multitude of corridor deficiencies related to congestion, crash rates, operations, and system linkages,” said NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon. “It will dramatically improve traffic congestion in Southern Nevada, while also creating 4000 high-paying, quality jobs.”