Construction in Nevada will be divided into three segments.
Work on the first segment is due to begin before 2021 and will include 33.7km across the state line from California into Nevada along the median of the I-15 highway before moving to the east of I-15. Bridges will be built over Primm Boulevard and Goodsprings Road.
The second phase will consist of a 9.6km section along the median of I-15 with a dedicated corridor to St Rose Parkway. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of 2021.
The third and final section, which is set to begin in the middle of the second quarter of 2021, will be a 11.2km line running east of I-15 near Sloan, Nevada, to the Las Vegas station on Las Vegas Boulevard. The final phase will include the construction of a structure to shift the line from the median to the east side of I-15.
Work in California will also take place in three phases, running along the median of I-15.
The sections are much larger than in Nevada. Work on the 62km section from Victorville Station to just south of Barstow is scheduled to begin before the end of the year.
Work on the 72km section from outside of Barstow to Baker and an 82km section from near Baker to the Nevada state line will begin in the second quarter of 2021. Construction on a line into Los Angeles will begin in the third quarter of 2021.
Work all hinges on the bond sale. If the $US 3.2bn action does not happen by December 1, California will put the funding it has allocated to the project back into the state’s affordable housing fund.
The overall project is expected to cost $US 8bn.
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