California, Nevada governors plan a fix for 15 Freeway congestion

The governors of Nevada and California said Sunday that they have a plan to bring some immediate relief to traffic congestion on Interstate 15 at the border of the two states.

PRIMM, NEVADA - JANUARY 24 : Interstate 15, is the 'road to Las Vegas' from Southern California, January 24, 2003 at Primm, Nevada. Primm is located at the California - Nevada border. (Photo by Getty Images/Bob Riha Jr.)

In a joint announcement with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the shoulder about five miles south of the border will be made into a third lane during peak hours.

The Las Vegas Journal reports that the project will cost about $12 million.

But Newsom said existing money will be used to complete the project and it will be done by the summer of next year.

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Newsom said a more permanent solution to the I-15 traffic woes is still needed, however.

According to the Journal, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has been calling on California and federal officials to step in to develop a fix to the I-15 traffic backups.

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