Residents of F Street Applaud City's Decision | News
People living in the area of F Street in downtown Las Vegas are applauding the decision by the city to reopen the closed street.
The city council approved a bond Wednesday that will fund the reopening of the street. F Street was closed four years ago for the widening of I-15. People living in the area were outraged. They said they were not informed of the plans to close the street and the closure cut them off from the rest of downtown. They held protests and even filed a lawsuit. In the end, the legislature voted to reopen it.
"This was easier access for me and some people that do not have cars it was easier for them. It never should have been closed in the first place. Why should you fix something that is not even broke in the first place?" 15-year resident Paul Lankford said.
Lankford says his community maybe viewed by some people as poverty-stricken and riddled with crime. He says that is not the case. He says most of the people are trying to better themselves and do not want to be blocked off from downtown.
It will cost about $18 million to reopen the street.