Nevada

Q&D Construction, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), is reconstructing a bridge replacement project north of Reno that's designed to provide motorists with an improved overall driving experience. Work on the $10.7 million endeavor on the Parr Bridge began in mid-June 2020.

LBX Company LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Bejac Corporation as the dealer for Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, scrap and material handlers and parts in Las Vegas. The new Bejac branch is located at 3838 Octagon Rd., North Las Vegas, Nev.

Workers on the $99 million I-15/215 Interchange project in north Las Vegas are seeing something of a silver lining in the pandemic that has shut down the city. "Traffic mitigation is an issue," said Nevada DOT spokesman Tony Illia. "But right now, with COVID-19, we've seen traffic drop off substantially — up to 76 percent in some places depending on the day.

Komatsu America Corp. , a global heavy equipment manufacturer, recently announced the opening of a 189,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art service center on 30 acres of land in Elko, Nev. The grand opening event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, prepared remarks from Komatsu officials and local dignitaries, and tours of the service center, repair bays and administrative offices.

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon's Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies' footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon's Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Duane Bonini has been named vice president of RDO Equipment Co. 's Vermeer division. As of Dec. 1 Bonini is overseeing all RDO's domestic Vermeer operations, which includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and northern Nevada. Bonini grew up in the construction industry, working as a Vermeer equipment operator and service technician, then worked for his family's Vermeer dealerships in Northern California prior to joining RDO in 2008 as a Vermeer grinder salesman for the Southern California region.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) reports that construction on the state's second longest bridge has reached its midway completion point. The 2,635-ft.-long flyover will connect northbound U.S. Highway 95 to the westbound 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas.

The long-awaited project to connect Las Vegas to Southern California via rail is on the brink of coming to fruition. Orignally a part of XpressWest, the project was acquired by Brightline, now Virgin Trains USA, in 2018. Bob O'Malley, vice president of corporate development, Virgin Trains USA, has announced that the rail project is on target to begin in mid 2020, subject to financing.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $40.4 million grant to the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County for the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) Extension project in Reno, Nev.

More than 3,200 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Las Vegas, on Oct. 11, 2019. With bidders from 30-plus countries, approximately 79 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Mexico, Italy and Thailand.

Currently under construction just outside Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian will serve as a state-of-the-art entertainment venue when it makes its highly anticipated debut. Crews in Paradise, Nev., are making steady progress on the spectacular, multi-million dollar structure, which was designed using cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize entertainment.