BROOKINGS, S.D., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., was awarded a multi-million dollar project with the state of Nevada for Project NEON, a widening of 3.7 miles of Interstate 15, the busiest road in Nevada. Currently, 300,000 vehicles travel the road on a daily basis. By year 2035, that number will double.
Daktronics Awarded State of Nevada ITS Project
Daktronics Awarded State of Nevada ITS Project

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The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) order totals 156 Vanguard ® dynamic message signs (DMS) to show incident and speed limit information. Kiewit Infrastructure West, based out of Omaha, Neb., is the winning design-build contractor of the project, with Daktronics as the display subcontractor. According to a 2015 Nevada DOT press release, Project NEON will connect Highway 95's carpool lanes to I-15's express lanes with a bridge as well as create a new interchange called the "Neon Gateway." Project NEON is expected to reduce travel delays by 28 percent.

"We are excited to be selected as the DMS provider for NDOT. This is a testament to Daktronics team and the capabilities within our organization," said Brad Wiemann, executive vice president of Daktronics. "We are proud to be part of this major project and of our leadership in the ITS market."

Project NEON's completion is scheduled for summer 2019.

ABOUT DAKTRONICS Daktronics helps its customers impact audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at

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