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Storm Drain Construction to Close Lanes on Charleston

Storm Drain Construction to Close Lanes on Charleston

Lanes along a busy street will be closed while crews make improvements to the storm drain system.

All lanes along Charleston Boulevard between Arville Street and Essex East Drive will close Thursday at 9 p.m., and stay closed through Monday at 5 a.m. Eastbound traffic will detour at Decatur Boulevard onto Sahara Avenue. Westbound traffic will detour at Valley View Boulevard onto Sahara Avenue.

Drivers needing to get to businesses north and south of the closure will be allowed access but crews are advising people to avoid the area if they can.

Crews will be installing 23-foot-wide storm drain under Charleston Boulevard. It is part of a multimillion dollar project for the Clark County Flood Control District. Crews will be working around the clock to ensure that the busy street is back open in time for the start of school on Monday.

Bus Project Continues to Choke Sahara Traffic

Bus Project Continues to Choke Sahara Traffic

Construction related to a major bus project continues to snarl traffic on one of the city’s major thoroughfares.

Work on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s Sahara Express rapid transit project is causing in travel lane restrictions on Sahara Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Boulder Highway through the end of August. At least one travel lane will remain open in either direction.

Crews will mill the existing pavement and will place new pavement during the overnight hours, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Lane closures will remain in effect during the daytime hours as well. Crews are working on a variety of projects from Boulder Highway to Hualapai Way. Intermittent lane closures may be in effect throughout the corridor while work is underway.

Drivers are urged to take precautions and allow extra time when traveling through the impacted areas. Additional work in the corridor this week includes:

Overnight Closures on Decatur Sunday and Monday

Overnight Closures on Decatur Sunday and Monday

Bridge work will shut down Decatur Boulevard from U.S. 95 to Bonanza overnight Sunday and Monday.

Decatur will be closed in both directions to all traffic from the on- and off-ramps at 95 north to Bonanza Road from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday and again from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The closure is because of paint preparation and paint work on the pedestrian bridge installed across Decatur adjacent to U.S. 95. Access to U.S. 95 on-ramps will not be impeded. Motorists utilizing U.S. 95 off-ramps at Decatur will not be allowed to turn north on Decatur.

New Signal Light at Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters

A new traffic light was activited Friday morning at Metro Plaza and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The signal light is part of the contruction of the new Metropolitan Police Headquarters at Alta and M.L.K. Boulevard. For the next few days the light will be on red flash mode which signals all drivers to stop and use rules for a four-way stop. The light will go to the standard green, yellow and red starting Tuesday.

New Traffic Light On the Way Friday

New Traffic Light On the Way Friday

 

The city of Las Vegas will put a new traffic signal at Vegas and Pueblo Vista Drives into full operation this week. The new signal will be placed in full red, yellow and green operation mode on Friday morning.

The new signal cost $189,000 and was funded through the federal economic stimulus legislation.

The new signal will improve overall traffic operations of the intersection, while decreasing delays for motorists using Vegas Drive. Approximately 15,000 vehicles use the intersection on a daily basis.

The signal will be placed in red flash mode, signaling an all-way stop, during the early morning hours of Thursday so motorists can familiarize themselves with the light. Motorists are advised to use caution in the intersection as they get used to this new traffic control feature.

Lane Restrictions Planned for Sahara Avenue

Lane Restrictions Planned for Sahara Avenue

People who travel along Sahara Avenue should get ready for lane restrictions.

The Regional Transportation Commission announced Wednesday plans to restrict lanes on Sahara Avenue between Boulder Highway and Paradise Road. The restrictions start Wednesday and will last until at least June 30. Crews will be working through the night and through most of the day as a result the restrictions will be in place during some of the busiest traffic times.

The work is part of the Sahara Express rapid transit project. Crews will be taking up existing pavement and putting down structural pavement for rapid  transit. The Sahara Express will set aside designated lanes for rapid transit buses along the busy street. When its finished the express line will connect Hualapai Way in the western side of the valley with Boulder Highway in the east. The Sahara Express will also connect with other express lines including the Deuce on the Strip line and the Boulder Highway Express.

Decatur Work Continues Wednesday

Decatur Work Continues Wednesday

Southbound Decatur Boulevard now will be closed from Bonanza Road south to the on- and off-ramps at U.S. 95 from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday (weather permitting), for continuing work on a pedestrian bridge being installed across Decatur near U.S. 95.

Decatur traffic will be detoured at Meadows Lane and West Washington Avenue to Valley View Boulevard.

From 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, the right lane of northbound Decatur will be closed to traffic between the on- and off-ramps at U.S. 95 and Bonanza Road. Access to U.S. 95 on-ramps will not be impeded. Motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the closures and are encouraged to avoid the area.

During these closures, bridge decking will be fabricated and installed and concrete will be poured (weather permitting). Painting, fencing and lighting work will continue through July, but should require only lane restrictions.