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Bridge construction shuts down 215 beltway lanes

The construction of a bridge over the 215 beltway in the northwest will force the closure of eastbound lanes of the freeway between Hualapai Way and Durango Drive.

The closures will be overnight Wednesday and Thursday. The lanes will close at around 9 p.m. and reopen 5 a.m.  

Crews will also reduce the westbound lanes to one lane. Drivers will be detoured around the closed portion of the freeway along Centennial Parkway.

The westbound lanes of the 215 beltway in the same section will be closed Nov. 16 through Nov. 20 for the same project.

Crews are building a bridge that will carry Ft. Apache Road over the 215. 

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

Storm drain project starts Monday

Storm drain project starts Monday

Work on a new storm drain in the northwest part of the Las Vegas gets underway Monday.

Crews will be installing one mile of storm drains under Fort Apache Road between Elkhorn Road and the northern beltway.

Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first portion or the work will be a section along the beltway. When that is finished, one side of Fort Apache Road will be closed one block at a time, diverting all traffic to the other side with one lane open in each direction.

The entire project is expected to take a year to finish. However, when it is done, work on a storm drain on Elkhorn Road from Fort Apache Road to Grand Canyon Drive will start.

The projects will direct flood waters underneath roadways instead of it filling up streets during monsoon season. 

On ramp closing for freeway widening project

A ramp that connects a busy road to the U.S. 95 will be closing Sunday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 15.

The northbound Buffalo Drive on ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will close at 9 p.m. and is not expected to reopen until 5 a.m. Friday.

Traffic will be detoured to Durango Drive on ramp to U.S. 95. Nevada Department of Transportation crews need to close the ramp to prepare for the widening of U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive.

Crews will be working on the area nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.

Lanes on Tenaya Way closing for pothole repair

Crews will be closing down lanes of Tenaya Way near the 215 beltway to repair potholes.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be closing a section of the right-turn lane on northbound Tenaya Way that crosses over the beltway to repair the road.

The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The lane will be open before the traffic light allowing right turns. Drivers are being advised to use caution and expect delays.

Lane restrictions on Ann Rd. Tuesday

Lane restrictions will be in place Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while crews from the Nevada Department of Transportation perform core drilling on Ann Road.

Crews will be drilling on eastbound Ann Road bridge over U.S. 95. The left turn lane from Buffalo Road to Drexel Road will be closed; however, drivers will be able to turn left before the traffic light.

The far left lane on the southbound U.S. 95 off-ramp to Ann Road will be closed.

Drivers should be prepared for delays.

NDOT hosting meeting to talk about next phase of U.S. 95 improvements

NDOT hosting meeting to talk about next phase of U.S. 95 improvements

The next phase to improve the northwest corridor of U.S. 95 will be getting underway next spring and the Nevada Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting to talk to residents about the project.

The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 North Buffalo Drive. There will be a brief presentation a 5:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.

The public is invited to attend.

The project will increase the highway's capacity, help alleviate congestion and improve freeway connections. The biggest part of the project includes improving the interchange between the northern beltway and U.S. 95.

The second phase of the project is already going on from Ann Road to Durango Drive.