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Lanes on I-15 Closing This Weekend for Graffiti Cleanup

Lanes on I-15 Closing This Weekend for Graffiti Cleanup

 

Crews will be closing lanes and restricting on-ramps along north and southbound I-15 this weekend to clean up graffiti.

From 7:30 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday, on I-15 just south of Lake Mead Boulevard, travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes in both directions so Nevada Department of Transportation crews can clean an overhead sign of graffiti. Crews will also be installing cages on the sign to prevent future graffiti problems.

Besides the lane closures, crews will also close the northbound I-15 on-ramp from Washington Avenue and the southbound I-15 on-ramp from eastbound Lake Mead Boulevard, during the same time period.

The same areas will also be closed at 8 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Graffiti Project to Slow Traffic on Interstate 15

Graffiti Project to Slow Traffic on Interstate 15

 

Traffic will be slowed both directions on Interstate 15 near North Las Vegas on Saturday night for a cleaning and anti-graffiti project.

From 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, northbound and southbound I-15 near the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge structure south of Lake Mead Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes in both directions in order to clean an overhead sign and install cages designed to prevent graffiti.

In addition to closing the two right lanes in both directions, the northbound I-15 on-ramp from Washington Avenue and the southbound I-15 on-ramp from eastbound Lake Make Boulevard will also be closed. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Construction Starts on Crosswalk Where Woman was Killed

Construction Starts on Crosswalk Where Woman was Killed

 

The City of Las Vegas started work on a new crosswalk on a dangerous stretch of Decatur Boulevard near Vegas Drive, where an elderly woman was hit and killed while crossing the street in January.

Ward 5 City Councilman Ricki Barlow was at the kick off of the construction of the crosswalk Thursday. The woman who was killed, 83-year-old Doris Stoehr, approached Barlow last summer about installing a crosswalk in the area.

"For her to be the true spokesperson and the one to pull me to the side and request this crosswalk, for her not to be standing her on the first day of construction, my heart is heavy," Barlow said.

The crosswalk is going in near the Las Vegas Manor Senior Living center, which is where Stoehr lived. Seniors at the complex had to walk out of their way to get to cross the street safely.

Pavement Repairs to Cause Traffic Troubles

Pavement Repairs to Cause Traffic Troubles

 

Increased bus traffic downtown is forcing crews to make repairs to pavement, which is expected to cause driving delays.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, crews will be patching large sections of Gass Avenue. The first patch will be on the eastbound travel lane just west of where Gass intersects with Las Vegas Boulevard. East and westbound lanes will be shifted but not closed.

The second patch will be at the intersection of Third Street and Gass. The pavement for the whole intersection will need to be reconstructed. Traffic on Third Street will be closed. Crews will work in half street sections so that east and westbound travel lanes will be maintained.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

 

New sidewalks ramps are coming to older neighborhoods of Las Vegas.

The city of Las Vegas has started installing new ramps in two residential areas in an effort to improve the quality of life for people living in that part of the community.

The first area is bounded by Decatur Boulevard, Meadows Lane, Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

The second area is farther east and is bounded by Marion Drive, Charleston Boulevard, Stewart Avenue and the Las Vegas Wash.

The 150 new ramps will improve the look of the neighborhoods and make the areas compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Crews will also be upgrading 25 existing ramps.

The city is using in-house construction staff to complete the work over the next five months. 

One Week Left to Voice Opinion about Central Valley Transportation

One Week Left to Voice Opinion about Central Valley Transportation

 

People living in the central part of the Las Vegas Valley have until 5 p.m. Friday to let their opinions be known about transportation in their section of the city.

The Regional Transportation Commission's online survey will be open until that time. The RTC is looking for input on transportation issues in the 28 square miles around its Bonneville Transit Center downtown.

It wants information on everything from public transportation issues to improvements needed to bicycle lanes.

The study will focus on how far residents must travel by transit, bike or foot to transit stops, shopping areas, community centers, medical facilities and grocery stores.

RTC Wants Input on Central Valley Travel

RTC Wants Input on Central Valley Travel

 

The Regional Transportation Commission wants to hear what people living in the central part of the Las Vegas valley have to say about getting around in the area.

The RTC is asking people who live and work in the 28-square-miles around the Bonneville Transit Center, which is near Bonneville Avenue and Main Street about how to improve transportation.

Officials want to know what peoples concerns are about walking, bicycling and public transportation. They are looking for specific details about problems, including barriers like neighborhood walls, street lights and crosswalks.

They also want to know any improvements they need to make to the transit center, which is the valley's transportation hub.

The survey will be available online at 5 p.m. December 14. The final results of the survey are set to be presented to the RTC April 2013.

The RTC will also host two public meetings about transportation issues in the area: