Nevada transportation contracts will improve the transportation system and support 85 jobs

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Transportation contracts announced at the Nevada Transportation Board meeting on Monday, July 11 are expected to support 85 jobs and help provide a safe and connected transportation system.

The Department of Transportation has projected that the contracts will support 85 jobs for one year. State transportation improvements reviewed and approved at the board meeting included upgrading two interstate bridges on I-80 near the junction of State Route 229 in Elko County, replacing a separate bridge on an adjacent frontage road and adding a lane on I-15 from the Primm exit to the California border, a collaborative project with Caltrans.

Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) contracts are carefully reviewed against NDOT engineering estimates and include goals for disadvantaged business participation. So far this year, the Nevada State Transportation Project using the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has supported 7,640 jobs, the office said. The formulas of the Council of Economic Advisers were used to estimate the number of direct, indirect and induced jobs. It is estimated that a dollar invested in public transit projects can generate between $2 and $6 in local economic activity.

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