Located in the heart of the resort corridor, the Tropicana Avenue-Interstate 15 interchange serves as a gateway to the Las Vegas Strip. The combination of new resorts and professional sports has attracted more visitors to the city, drawing as many as 300,000 visitors on major holiday weekends. The widening of the Tropicana interchange will add capacity, improve accessibility to the Strip and allow for the future widening of I-15 as the population continues to grow.
Built in the 1960s, Tropicana Avenue over I-15 has only been widened once; in the 1990s, the arterial was expanded to three lanes in each direction. Since Tropicana was last widened, Clark County’s population has tripled in growth and nearly 15 mega-resorts have opened on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, two professional sports venues have been built in the vicinity.