Building Nevada's Future
NDOT completed a 45-day public comment period on September 30, 2021. The data compiled from the various public outreach activities during this period are currently being documented and assessed. Based on all the valuable comments and input submitted during the public comment period, NDOT in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration will review the feedback received. NDOT will incorporate the input as part of the PEL study, in addition to the results of technical and environmental analysis. To learn more about the next steps in the PEL process, please visit the Community Outreach page.
Background and History
The I-11 Corridor is envisioned as a new major north-south multimodal corridor that will provide enhanced transportation mobility and goods movement while creating a foundation for robust economic vitality for the region. The process began in 2012, when the U.S. Congress identified US 93 from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada as a high Priority Corridor as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress Act (MAP-21) and designated it as the future I-11 Corridor.
Purpose and Need
The I-11 Corridor through the Las Vegas metropolitan area has numerous benefits including providing enhanced connectivity and goods movement via a multimodal passage, improving mobility, and supporting economic vitality. The purpose and need of this project will continue to evolve and develop as public participation, stakeholder engagement, and agency partner feedback progresses.
In January 2021, the I-11 Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) formally transitioned to a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study as Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) determined it would achieve the same objectives in a shorter period of time.
Project Area Map
The result of the PEL process will select an I-11 corridor through the Las Vegas metropolitan area, between the Henderson Interchange and the vicinity of Kyle Canyon Road on US 95. A thorough review and evaluation of initial corridor alternatives have identi¬fied a western and a central corridor alternative to be advanced for further study. An eastern corridor alternative will no longer be considered for further analysis in the PEL study.