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September 24, 2009
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New bypass opens today

The drive home today may be less of a traffic headache with the opening of the newest portion of the freeway.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. will mark the grand opening of the two-mile stretch of highway that runs between Highway 50 East and Fairview Drive.

The $45 million project began in the fall of 2007 and includes a full interchange at Highway 50 East and a half-interchange at Fairview Drive. Fifth Street now goes over the freeway. There is also a multi-use walking/bike path to Butti Road.

The six-lane freeway now takes motorists from Fairview Drive from …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 24, 2009 02:57AM Published Sep 24, 2009 02:55AM Copyright 2009 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.