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Museum Opening Forces Road Closure

Museum Opening Forces Road Closure

 

The new Mob Museum opens to the public next week and as part of the grand opening celebration a portion of Stewart Avenue will close.

Stewart Avenue, between Casino Center Boulevard and Fourth Street, will close from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers should use the Las Vegas Boulevard exit off U.S. 95 for eastbound travel on Stewart Avenue. People can also use Bonanza Road and Ogden Avenue. 

Greener Fleet Nets National Award for County

Greener Fleet Nets National Award for County

Making its vehicles more environmentally friendly earned Clark County’s Automotive Division national recognition.

The county received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for eliminating the use of 1,404 pounds of lead wheel weights from its automotive fleet.

Wheel weights are clipped to the rims of automobiles to balance tires. The weights, when made of lead instead of steel, zinc or other more eco-friendly materials, pose a hazard to the environment and human health when they get loose and fall off vehicles. The weights often wind up in sewers and storm drains or in landfills, where they become susceptible to corrosion and cause damage to the environment.

Shadow Lane Under Construction for a Month

Shadow Lane Under Construction for a Month

 

Shadow Lane near UMC and Valley Hospital will undergo a month of constructions work for a variety of upgrades.

Shadow Lane between Alta Drive and Charleston Boulevard work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The work will consist of improvements to sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, installation of underground traffic signal conduit, plus construction of traffic signal foundations for a future traffic signal at the intersection of Pinto and Shadow lanes.

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Shadow Lane during these activities, but motorists are advised to take Rancho Drive or Tonopah Drive as alternate routes. Pinto will be closed to through traffic at the Shadow Lane intersection periodically. 

RTC Works to Get People to Bike Instead of Drive

RTC Works to Get People to Bike Instead of Drive

From personal health to environmental impact, there are a lot of good reasons people ditch their cars and use bicycles instead, now there is even more incentive.

The Regional Transportation Commission recently opened a bike center inside the downtown transit center. The center offers a place to store a bike and get it repaired. It is free to use, but for $60 a year people can also get access to a locker room with showers and a changing area.

"You could come in here, have a little problem with your bike and you are going to get it fixed right away," bike commuter Kevin Eubanks said.

Eubanks has been commuting by bike for several years. He says he’s glad to see improvements to buses and streets that make using a bike easier.

Stewart Avenue Closed

 

A part of Stewart Avenue has closed and will stay closed throughout the day.

The street between 13th Street and Bruce Street is closed while crews from NV Energy make emergency repairs. The crews are working on a damaged power pole. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternative route around the work. 

Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

The city of Las Vegas has lowered the price at the parking garage at Neonopolis.

Under the new rates, the first hour of parking is free. After that, it is $1 per hour with a daily maximum charge of $5. People also have the option of paying $35 for monthly parking. Previously, the parking at the garage cost $1.50 an hour with a maximum charge of $36 in a 24-hour period.

The city changed the rates in an effort to bring more locals and tourists to Neonopolis and to the nearby Fremont East Entertainment District. The rate change is part of an overall effort to make downtown parking more convenient and cheaper.