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Construction Underway to Make Biking and Walking Downtown Easier

Construction Underway to Make Biking and Walking Downtown Easier

 

Construction has started on improvements to bike lanes, sidewalks and landscaping in downtown Las Vegas.

The Regional Transportation Commission and the City of Las Vegas are partnering on complete street improvements that will make walking and biking in the area easier.

The improvements that started this week will focus on First Street from Bonneville and Hoover Avenue. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the summer months.

The second phase will start in the fall and include work along Garces Avenue from Main to Sixth Street. The third phase will be along the northern portion of First Street from Bonneville to Bridger Avenue and will start later in the year.

The entire project is expected to be completed by early 2014.

The construction will include the creation of bike lanes, widening of sidewalks, improvement to landscaping, upgrades to streetlights and the addition of bike racks.  

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

 

Law enforcement agencies from around southern Nevada will be combining forces in hopes of making roads safer.

The Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force announced Tuesday plans for a saturated enforcement area along two stretches of freeway in the Las Vegas valley.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police will be out in force Wednesday, patrolling along U.S. 95 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Lake Mead Boulevard and along I-15 from Lake Mead Boulevard to Russell Road.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are following to closely, speeding, changing lanes unsafely, using a cell phone or driving while distracted.

"We are going to take on a zero tolerance mentality with all of our officers, which are going to be patrolling throughout this area, looking for the different violations which we have noted to be accident causing," NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

 

A major repair effort will force the closure of ramps and lanes along I-15 for next several weeks in the overnight hours.

Crews will be working to repair various bridge locations along the vital roadway.

The project will go from Tropicana Avenue to Craig Road. The first closure is set for Thursday. The last closure is set to end June 6.

Thursday, May 9

  • I-15 northbound from Alta Drive to U.S. 95, lanes restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 12 

  • I-15 southbound ramp to US 95 will be restricted nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Owens Avenue westbound at I-15 will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-15 northbound and southbound ramps to Cheyenne Avenue will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Cheyenne Avenue eastbound and westbound will be restricted 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16

Sewer Work Restricts Lanes along Residential Street

Sewer Work Restricts Lanes along Residential Street

 

Sewer work will force lane closures along Bronco Street for the next few months.

According to the Clark County Water Reclamation District, the lane restrictions will go in place Monday and stay in place through May 17.

Lanes along Bronco Street from Desert Inn Road to Edna Avenue will be in place during work hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The street will be closed to through traffic while work is being done.

Residents in the area should also be aware that street curb parking will be restricted in work zones.

Arville Closed for Sidewalk Construction Work

Arville Closed for Sidewalk Construction Work

 

Arville Street will be closed between Oakey Boulevard and Sahara Avenue until Saturday to allow construction of sidewalk ramps.

Residential traffic will be allowed into the area at Sahara, but traffic will not be allowed to go through the south side of the Oakey and Arville intersection. The construction is necessary to bring the existing ramps into federal compliance.

Valley View and Decatur are recommended as alternative routes.

I-15 Lane Closure Wednesday for Bridge Work

I-15 Lane Closure Wednesday for Bridge Work

 

The left lane of southbound Interstate 15 will be closed from Cheyenne Avenue to Lake Mead Boulevard until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews will be installing the under-deck lighting on the North Fifth Street Bridge. This $30 million bridge is part of the City’s North Fifth Street Arterial Project. The North Fifth Street Bridge is expected to be completed this spring.