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Parts of Bonneville Avenue Now One-Way

Parts of Bonneville Avenue Now One-Way

Bonneville Avenue now is operating as a one-way avenue eastbound between First and Las Vegas Boulevard.

This change is part of the Bonneville/Clark One-Way Couplet Project that continues to move closer to completion in downtown Las Vegas. The $5 million dollar project, which started construction in November 2010, will make Bonneville Avenue permanently one-way eastbound and Clark Avenue one-way westbound between First Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Upon completion, this long-planned project will provide improved traffic flow, bike lanes and some enhanced streetscapes that will be pedestrian friendly.

The contractor expects to convert Clark to one-way westbound on Sunday. Lane restrictions continue to be in effect as the contractor continues the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the roadways. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

New Downtown Traffic Light in Effect Starting Today

New Downtown Traffic Light in Effect Starting Today

A new traffic light goes into effect today at Bonanza Road and Tonopah Drive.

City of Las Vegas traffic crews plan to put the traffic signal into full green-amber-red operation today after putting it in flashing red mode over the weekend.

The new traffic signal will service an intersection that carries approximately 22,000 vehicles per day. The signal was installed to improve overall traffic operations of the intersection and in particular, for southbound left-turn traffic and crossing pedestrians.

The new signal cost $287,573, and was funded through the federal economic stimulus act.

Helldorado Preparations to Impact Downtown Traffic

Helldorado Preparations to Impact Downtown Traffic

Helldorado Days preparations will impact downtown traffic over the next month.

Las Vegas Helldorado Days will feature a host of activities including rodeo events, a carnival, fireworks, a parade and more. To ready the area, temporary road closures and traffic restrictions can be expected.

 

Beginning today and continuing through May 30, Mesquite Avenue will be closed to traffic between Las Vegas Boulevard and Seventh Street. Also, Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed between Mesquite and Stewart Avenue.

Downtown Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night

Downtown Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night

The Metro Police Traffic Bureau along with the Downtown Area Command will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the downtown area of Las Vegas on Saturday night. The sobriety checkpoint will be held between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.   

This event is partially funded by a Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety.  The grant made it possible to fund the deployment of a DUI van.

An analysis to determine a suitable location for a sobriety checkpoint was conducted.

New Traffic Signal on Rancho near Charleston Hits Monday

New Traffic Signal on Rancho near Charleston Hits Monday

A new traffic signal will go into effect at Palamino Lane and Rancho Drive at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Following a short ceremony, the new signal will be placed in full red, yellow, green operation mode.

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Drivers who regularly use Sahara Avenue should prepare for delays this week.

Work on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s Sahara Express rapid transit project will result in travel lane restrictions on Sahara Avenue between Rainbow Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard as early as Thursday morning.

Road work will occur during the day and at night. Day work will occur from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and night work will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.