Posted on October 23, 2019 in Firm News
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) aims to increase the safety of the state’s roadways. The roads undergo maintenance and infrastructure improvements annually, yet these efforts do not always result in safe roadways. Too often, a poorly designed road or hazardous condition causes preventable wrecks. The more you know about Nevada’s roadway maintenance programs, facts, and infrastructure information, the better you can protect yourself from accidents. Here are a few facts about Nevada’s current transportation network and roadway conditions, according to a 2018 NDOT report:
Nevada Department of Transportation Report 2018
- There were 2,195,379 registered passenger vehicles Nevada.
- In 2017, Large truck traveled at least 1,700 million miles
- There are 1,163 bridges, 662 miles of urban highway, and 4,735 miles of rural highway.
- The NDOT won an award for repairs to I-15 after rain washed part of it away.
- The state has finished Project NEON after three years, which widened 3.7 miles of I-15 between Sahara Avenue and the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in Las Vegas (currently the busiest stretch of highway in Nevada). Construction completion
- In 2018, the Freeway Service Patrol recorded 17,002 disabled vehicles, 3,339 crashes, and 1,493 incidents of roadway debris in Las Vegas. The total number of traffic crash mitigations interrupting traffic increased by 8.2% from the previous year.
- Local counties maintain the majority of roads throughout Nevada. In Clark County, 5,581 roads are under local jurisdiction. The NDOT maintains 762 roads in the county, by comparison. Vehicles traveled 9,787 million miles on locally maintained roads in Clark County in 2015, and 7,265 million miles on NDOT maintained roads.
Keeping up with the locations of major construction projects can help you avoid those areas and reduce your risk of related collisions. Unfortunately, no matter how much effort the NDOT puts into increasing driver and pedestrian safety, there will always be opportunities for collisions.