86°F
weather icon Clear

New sign will welcome visitors to state

A new sign welcoming people to Nevada will be installed near Hoover Dam Bridge on northbound Interstate 11.

The Nevada Department of Transportation is installing the $396,090 monument sign that is almost 20 feet by 8 feet and made from stainless steel and concrete. A solar-powered panel will keep it lit at night.

“The department believes that aesthetic, visually engaging monuments like the new ‘Welcome to Nevada’ signs can embody the state’s rich sociocultural history and cultivate civic pride,” said Tony Illia, public information officer for NDOT. “It additionally presents a favorable first impression, stimulating tourism, while simultaneously reflecting the Nevada’s unique heritage and identity.”

According to NDOT, the design features an extruded silhouette of the state with lettering for a distinctive gateway entry.

Illia said these special monument signs are going up at a few major gateway locations in the state.

During installation of the sign, the right travel lane on I-11, north of U.S. Highway 93, will be closed through Jan. 5. Work will be done from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except from Friday, Nov. 22, through Dec. 2 when it will stop because of holiday traffic.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Risk of water shortages projected

An increased risk of potential water shortages in the Colorado River Basin is expected for the next five years, according to projections released earlier this week by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Grant program to aid small businesses

Boulder City has a new grant program to help its small businesses and residents weather through the COVID-19 storm.

Survey reveals fewer ‘historic’ properties

Boulder City will not lose its spot on the National Register of Historic Places even though it no longer has enough contributing properties in the historic area.

Program reimburses families for missed school meals

Students in Boulder City may receive money to pay for meals they missed out at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Economic options to be explored

The volatile nature of tourism, which plays a significant role in Boulder City’s economy, has led some of the town’s leadership to explore the idea of attracting other industry opportunities to the community.

Risk fund to pay legal expenses

The city will not have to allocate money from the general fund to pay for its legal representation in a Nevada District Court case involving two of its staff members, according to the head of the finance department.

Mounted police unit great asset for city

This series of day-in-the-life of stories provides a candid look behind the scenes of the Boulder City police officers who protect and serve Boulder City.

Motion to halt firings of city attorney, city manager denied

The motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent City Council from terminating the employment contracts for the city attorney and city manager was denied the morning of Sept. 3 by Jim Crockett, a judge in Nevada’s Eighth District Court.

Complaint reveals plot to end employees’ contracts

A plan to terminate the employment contracts of the city attorney and city manager and deny them their severance pay may have begun more than a year ago, according to a new motion filed in a District Court case against the city.

Goya resigns from Historic Preservation Committee

Longtime Historic Preservation Committee member Alan Goya has resigned from his position, citing the lack of City Council support as a reason for the decision.