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  • Mesquite Exit 118 Interchange Design/Build
  • Mesquite Exit 118 Interchange Design/Build

Mesquite Exit 118 Interchange

The Nevada Department of Transportation selected ACC Southwest to design and construct a diamond interchange on I-15 in Mesquite. The interchange was created to carry heavy industrial traffic directly into the Technology and Commerce Center and away from local commuters. We were awarded the contract based on qualifications in September 2015, and we celebrated the interchange’s grand opening in July 2016.

We built this $14.78 interchange in fewer than ten months, thanks to innovations introduced by ACC and our design partner, Atkins Engineers. These innovations included the use of precast tunnel bridgeways that expedited construction and minimized the impact to travelers along I-15.  Another important innovation was the upsizing of a culvert from 36″ to 72″ so it could accommodate a conveyor that was used during construction to move more than 200,000 cubic yards of embankment material under the I-15 freeway. Finally, we also used Tensar prefabricated wall panels to further increase project speed and efficiency.

This project had a high profile for the City of Mesquite because of the positive economic impact it was expected to provide the community. This prompted a site visit from U.S. Congressman Cresent Hardy midway through construction.

Project Details

Project Owner: Nevada Department of TransportationLocation: Mesquite, NevadaContract Type: Design/BuildFinal Contract Amount: $15 million

The Nevada Department of Transportation selected ACC Southwest to design and construct a diamond interchange on I-15 in Mesquite. The interchange was created to carry heavy industrial traffic directly into the Technology and Commerce Center and away from local commuters. We were awarded the contract based on qualifications in September 2015, and we celebrated the interchange’s grand opening in July 2016.

We built this $14.78 interchange in fewer than ten months, thanks to innovations introduced by ACC and our design partner, Atkins Engineers. These innovations included the use of precast tunnel bridgeways that expedited construction and minimized the impact to travelers along I-15.  Another important innovation was the upsizing of a culvert from 36″ to 72″ so it could accommodate a conveyor that was used during construction to move more than 200,000 cubic yards of embankment material under the I-15 freeway. Finally, we also used Tensar prefabricated wall panels to further increase project speed and efficiency.

This project had a high profile for the City of Mesquite because of the positive economic impact it was expected to provide the community. This prompted a site visit from U.S. Congressman Cresent Hardy midway through construction.

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