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Decatur Construction to Slow Traffic for Two Months

Decatur Construction to Slow Traffic for Two Months

 

Work to rebuild part of Decatur Boulevard near the North Las Vegas Airport will start Monday and continue for about two months.

Starting Monday, there will be construction on Decatur Boulevard, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

In order to accommodate weekday traffic, work hours will generally be 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Because of noise concerns, there will also be some work activities during daytime hours.

At least two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak morning and afternoon hours. During nighttime work, traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

The Cheyenne Avenue Bridge and a portion of U.S. 95 will close starting this weekend as part of the U.S. 95 Northwest Widening Project.

The Cheyenne Bridge that crosses U.S 95 will close at 9 p.m. Friday, and it will reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday. During this time, a portion of U.S. 95 south and northbound will be closed. Traffic will be detoured off and then back onto the freeway using the Cheyenne Bridge ramps.

Traffic will not be allowed to get onto U.S. 95 from Cheyenne Avenue. Detours will be posted at Rainbow Boulevard and Tenaya Way. Drivers will need to get onto the freeway either before the Cheyenne Avenue exit or after.

Drivers using the Cheyenne Bridge will be allowed to turn right onto eastbound or westbound Cheyenne Avenue. The ramps will be set up to handle two lanes of traffic.  

Crews will be working to widening the bridge. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes around the traffic tie-up.

 

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

 

The new multi-million dollar Veterans Medical Center opens Tuesday and starting next week the Regional Transportation Commission has launched an express way to get to the center from downtown Las Vegas.

The RTC started a commuter bus route from downtown to the facility in North Las Vegas August 14. Right now, the medical center is outside the RTC’s fixed-route, residential service area. However, the transportation commission worked with the Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System to offer the transportation option.

The new express line, known as DVX, will offer limited-stop service between the Bonneville Transit Center, a new park and ride location at the Cannery Casino & Hotel and the VA Medical Center. The new service will offer free rides from August 26 through September 1. After September 1, the fare rates will be $2 for a one-way ride.

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Commuters are urged to “dump the pump” and take a free ride on the Sahara Express.

The Regional Transportation Commission is offering free rides on the Sahara Express bus service now through Sunday. The Sahara Express provides a dedicated bus lane for express service along Sahara Avenue from Hualapai Way on the western side of the Las Vegas Valley to Boulder Highway in the east.

The free rides are part of the seventh annual national Dump the Pump Day, which is Thursday. The RTC is joining with other public transportation systems to encourage people to take public transportation, ride a bike or carpool on that day. People can go to rtcsnv.com for information on fairs, routes and the Club Ride program.

New Traffic Signal Turned on Downtown

New Traffic Signal Turned on Downtown

A new traffic light has been turned on in downtown Las Vegas.

The signal light is at Lewis Avenue and Main Street. The new light was needed because of the opening of the new Las Vegas City Hall.  The intersection sees about 24,000 vehicles every day. It is also a crossing point for hundreds of pedestrians. The new light will allow people to cross the street safely and move the cars through the area more efficiently. 

Sahara Express Ready to Roll

Sahara Express Ready to Roll

 

It took more than a year to complete, but now the Regional Transportation Commission's Sahara Express route is ready to roll.

For riders, it will mean a more convenient way to get across the Las Vegas valley. For drivers, it will mean the road construction along Sahara Avenue is finally finished.

The route stands out with distinctive, solar-powered, blue bus stops. There are also ticket machines which let riders buy tickets before getting on the bus. The sidewalks have been widened and raised to make it easier to board buses. Crews also gave a facelift to the median along Sahara Avenue with plants and trees.

The new bus route isn’t just about aesthetics. There is now a designated lane, allowing the bus to move faster.

Downtown Roads to Shut Down for Race

Downtown Roads to Shut Down for Race

 

Some Downtown roads will be closed during a 5K race on Feb. 25.

The 5K Color Run will be held on that Saturday morning  An estimated 2,000 participants are expected to partake in the festivities.

The race begins at Carson Ave and Las Vegas Blvd. Road closures will begin at 5 a.m. and the event starts at 9 a.m. All roads should be open again by noon.

For the easiest access during the parade, please use the traffic signs surrounding the event route as a guide.