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Atkins Selected for Reimagining Nevada’s Boulder Highway

HENDERSON, NV — Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected by the City of Henderson, Nevada, to complete a multimodal redesign of Boulder Highway. Under the 12-month contract, Atkins’ design and engineering services will work with the City of Henderson to help enhance safety and improve mobility for all roadway users of this legacy highway.

“Combining traditional engineering principles with state-of-the-art technologies to deliver safe and reliable infrastructure that benefits all users, is how we create the greatest value for our clients,” said Steve Morriss, President, Engineering Services, U.S., Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Mining & Minerals at Atkins. “This project positively impacts the entire area. We are excited to help make it a reality.”

The project’s 7.5-mile stretch of Boulder Highway is considered to be Nevada’s most dangerous roadway. The highway will be reimagined to provide center running bus rapid transit lanes and transit stops, dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the roadway, and completed sidewalks with safety improvements. An Intelligent Transportation System, smart cities infrastructure, traffic signal replacements, and utility adjustments highlight the technological advancements planned for the corridor. Local flood control upgrades and accommodations for drought-tolerant landscaping will complete the transformation.

“Henderson is ready for these enhancements,” said Paul Demit, Atkins Community & Intermodal Infrastructure Business Unit Director. “Our team modeled the Boulder Highway of the future, allowing stakeholders to envision the complete streets and what a tremendously positive impact they’ll have. It’s rewarding to see our work be embraced by the community.”

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