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Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction has started on Lake Mead Boulevard between Hills Center Drive and Rancho Drive and will continue for the next 18 weeks.

A minimum of two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak traffic hours in the morning and the afternoon. However, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Crews will be installing traffic signal conduits, removing and reconstructing deteriorated areas of pavement, median island changes, pavement improvements and roadway striping.

The work hours will generally be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should use Cheyenne Avenue and Summerlin Parkway as alternative routes.

Road Closures in Place for F Street Project

Road Closures in Place for F Street Project

Streets are now closed to allow crews to work on the F Street reopening project.

Starting Thursday, McWilliams Avenue from F Street to E Street was closed, however, the northern half of McWilliams will be accessible to homeowners.

Crews will be making improvements to the storm drain and sewer utilities. Trucks will be using G, H and E streets to get in and out of the work area.

Also in January, crews will start road and utility work on F Street from I-15 to Washington Avenue. That work will run through the end of spring.

Once the work on F Street starts, all through traffic will be restricted, including from Washington Avenue, Morgan Avenue and McWilliams Avenue.

Access to F Street will only be available for homeowners. Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Busy Intersection Closes for Storm Drain Construction

Busy Intersection Closes for Storm Drain Construction

A busy intersection will be closed this weekend while crews install a new storm drain.

The city of Las Vegas will be closing the intersection of Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard to through traffic from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Traffic will be allowed to access businesses in the construction area. Detours will be in place to direct traffic along Vegas Drive to Washington Avenue or West Lake Mead. Traffic headed along Decatur Boulevard will be detoured to either Jones Boulevard or Rancho Drive.

The same intersection will be closed in early December for final paving.

The storm drain project is part of a larger program to improve Vegas Drive. The entire project is slated to be finished in July 2014.

NV Energy Project Forcing Lane Closures on U.S. 95

A project to remove, replace and transfer power lines across U.S. 95 will force rolling lane closures along the heavily trafficked freeway at the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp.

NV Energy crews will be working in the area Wednesday and Thursday and then again Monday night.

The MLK Blvd on-ramp to U.S. 95 northbound will be reduced to one lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. all three days. Nevada Highway Patrol will be instituting the closures.

For the latest road closures or conditions, go to nvroads.com.  

RTC Looking for Improvement Input for Two Major Streets

RTC Looking for Improvement Input for Two Major Streets

The Regional Transportation Commission is looking for input on changes to a pair of heavily traveled roads in southern Nevada.

The RTC is studying Washington Avenue and Owens Avenue/Vegas Drive. The study will be looking at ways to improve transit, pedestrian and bicycling facilities along the road.

There will be two open houses for gather input.

  • 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
  • Gibson Middle School
  • 3900 W. Washington Ave.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
  • Rancho High School
  • 1900 Searles Ave.

Both streets stretch across the Las Vegas valley for nearly 25 miles and provide a east/west access from Summerlin to Sunrise Mountain.

If you cannot attend either open house, you can give input at rtcsnv.com.

City Looking for Ways to be More Walkable

City Looking for Ways to be More Walkable

The city of Las Vegas is holding a series of community meetings to talk about its efforts to make a more walkable city.

The city is developing a Ward 3 Walkable Community Plan that will focus on making the area around Eastern and Sunrise avenues an easier neighborhood to walk to school, to stores and to community amenities.

City officials want to reduce the number of miles people have to travel in cars, offer more alternative transportation options and increase social interaction.

To accomplish that goal, the city is asking for feedback from residents to find out what they want done. People can do that by logging on to yourvoicevegas.com or by attending the community meetings planned for the next few weeks.

Sewer Repair Project Starting along Lake Mead Boulevard

Sewer Repair Project Starting along Lake Mead Boulevard

A major sewer line repair project will causing delays and traffic restrictions along a large section of Lake Mead Boulevard, officials with the city of Las Vegas said.

Crews will be working to repair or replace about 23,000 feet of sewer line and 70 manholes. The work will be done mostly during the overnight hours in non-residential areas and during the daytime in residential areas.

The project is expected to last through the fall. Drivers are asked to use Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road as alternatives.

Pedestrian and business access will be maintained during construction.