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Sidewalks Coming to Older Las Vegas Neighborhoods
Sidewalks Coming to Older Las Vegas Neighborhoods

 

Sidewalks are coming to some of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Las Vegas.

A block grant is allowing the city to improve the walkability of neighborhoods downtown and in West Las Vegas, which is expected to improve the quality of life for residents.

The first phase will start November 12 with neighborhoods bounded by Carson Avenue, Maryland Parkway, Ninth Street and Charleston Boulevard. The first phase of the West Las Vegas effort will be in neighborhoods bounded by Owens Avenue, H Steet and I-15. The project will put new concrete sidewalks and ramps that are compliant with the Americans for Disabilities Act into neighborhoods. Any existing sidewalks will be repaired. 

Work is mostly scheduled for weekdays but some work will happen on weekends. There will be some lane restrictions and parking restrictions for on-street parking while crews work on the sidewalks.

The first phase of the project is expected to cost $1.8 million. The money is coming from a Community Development Block Grant and the city of Las Vegas. Usually, sidewalks are the responsibilty of the property owner, but the city secured the grant to help homeowners.

There are two more phases of the project.

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