Brookings Mountain West
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Interstate 11 (I-11) offers Nevada a unique opportunity to advance the economic development prospects of one of the state’s most economically challenged areas: Elko and eastern Nevada. Although the state used a qualitative system to choose a western route for I-11, this process may not have considered fully the costs of extending I-11 to Canada in a cost-effective manner or in a manner consistent with I-11 purposes, especially avoiding congested areas. This briefing report reviews the history and purposes of I-11; summarizes the I-11 route options; considers how I-11 might extend to Canada in a way that is consistent with its purposes; and makes the case for the U.S. 93 option for I-11 on the eastern side of Nevada.
Transportation; Urban Planning; Interstate; Highway; Nevada; Arizona; Canada
Economic Policy | Growth and Development | Infrastructure | Public Policy | Transportation | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Nelson, A. C.
Interstate 11: The Road to Prosperity in Nevada.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_policybriefs_reports/8