Monday, September 18, 2006
Not good news for the Hoover Dam bypass project. On Friday construction crane towers fell during some high winds. Luckily no one was hurt.
See this report in the local paper. Here is another article. And another.
This is the most important project in the area, especially to the future growth in Mohave County. We've already seen project delays in the past that has put off the completion date by over a year from when it was origionally due to be complete.
So not good news at this time. However, each time I head to Vegas I generally use this highway and you can see real progress being made. One day it will be done and travellers will be able to avoid the traffic backups at the Dam (not long ago I was in one such traffic snag where it took me almost two hours to get through this area). The picture below is the artist rendering of what the bridge will look like when it is complete.