HOOVER DAM (FOX5) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation said it installed a new "Welcome to Nevada" sign along Interstate-11 near the Hoover Dam Bridge.
The signage cost NDOT approximately $396,000, according to the department. The new welcome sign is nearly 20-feet tall and eight-feet wide. NDOT said the sign is made out of concrete and has an art-deco style.
"Aesthetically engaging monuments like the new 'Welcome to Nevada' sign showcase the state’s unique heritage and identity," said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. "It also makes a significant first impression, stimulating tourism and attracting visitors while cultivating civic pride."
The new welcome sign was announced in November.
NDOT said the right travel lane on U.S. 93 will remain closed for about a quarter-mile on northbound through Dec. 20 as crews work to install lighting components.
Work will continue from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. NDOT advised motorists to use caution while traveling through the work zone.