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New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

Lane and ramp closures planned along I-15

Starting Sunday, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement a nightly ramp and lane closures for both north and southbound I-15 between D Street and the Spaghetti Bowl.

The closures will star at 8 p.m. Sunday. The road will open again at 5 a.m. The closures will be in place through Wednesday Aug. 13.

Crews will be working on installing high-mast lighting, barrier rail, traffic-control devices and restriping lanes.

The efforts are part of the project to reopen F Street under I-15.

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

The plan to improve Maryland Parkway from McCarran Airport to downtown will now include public art thanks to a federal grant.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the project a $50,000 grant. It is one of 66 projects around the country to get money from the $5 million “Our Town” grants.

The money from the NEA is only the beginning. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV will all contribute $10,000 to the art project. Plus, the Urban Land Institute will give in-kind support so that all together more than $100,000 will be available for public art along Maryland Parkway.

Those involved in the project say the money will allow planners to create a cohesive and creative design along the length of the Maryland Parkway Project.

Main Street improvement project set to start next week

Ground will be broken next week on a project to improve streets and sidewalks downtown.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Barlow and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin are all scheduled to attend the groundbreaking Monday for the Main Street improvement project.

The $13.9 million project stretches along Main Street between Bonneville Avenue and north of U.S. 95. The project will add green bike lanes, widened sidewalks, paving, better street lighting and beautification with the addition of trees and planters.

Work on the first phase of the project will start next week and is expected to be finished by the end of 2015.

The project is being funded by the fuel tax approved by the Clark County Commission last year, along with general funds and the city of Las Vegas room tax.

New signal light turned on at Bridger and First streets

A new traffic signal has been activated at Bridger and First streets in downtown.

The light was turned on Monday morning after peak morning traffic hours ended. The light is part of ongoing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvement project along First Street.

The signal light should make it easier for people who are walking or riding a bicycle through the downtown to get around safely.

 

 

Main Street project started Monday

NV Energy has started a project downtown that will move underground electrical conduits along Main Street.

The power company will be moving the conduits along Main Street from Bonneville Avenue to Ogden Avenue ahead of an improvement project by the city of Las Vegas.

The conduit relocation project is scheduled to be finished by July. It will start at Bonneville Avenue and progress north to Clark Avenue, on to Bridger Avenue and end at Ogden Avenue.

The city will be putting in new storm drains, sanitary sewer and streetscape improvements. That project will start late June and is expected to be finished by fall of next year.

NV Energy crews will have to lower the electrical conduits to make room for the new storm and sewer lines.

While the project will restrict lanes along Main Street, one lane will be open in both directions throughout the project.

Lanes restricted on Washington Ave. for 12 days

Lanes restricted on Washington Ave. for 12 days

An important street in downtown Las Vegas will be closed for the next 12 days.

Washington Avenue will be down to one lane between H and D streets until Friday, April 11. One lane in each direction will remain open.

Crews will be working on underground drainage and electrical work for a signal light that is planned for the area. The construction is related to the effort to reopen F Street under I-15.