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Traffic Near Shadow Mountain and Decatur to be Impacted

Traffic Near Shadow Mountain and Decatur to be Impacted

Flood control improvements will affect traffic in Centennial Hills later this month.

The intersection of Shadow Mountain Road and northbound Decatur Boulevard, which is the main entrance to Cross Roads Towne Center, will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, through 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, as part of a $30 million flood control improvement project.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Rome Boulevard entrance to the center.

Intermittent Closures at Horse Drive Freeway Interchange for Next Two Weeks

Intermittent Closures at Horse Drive Freeway Interchange for Next Two Weeks

Starting today and ending at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, the on-ramps and off-ramps for the U.S. 95 Horse Drive Interchange will be closed intermittently for final roadway surfacing. The temporary detour for northbound and southbound U.S. 95 traffic will be the Durango Drive interchange and the Mount Charleston intersection.
 
This work is the final portion of the nearly two-year long, $44 million Horse Drive Interchange project. The traffic on U.S.

Camino Del Oro to Close for Four Days Next Week

Camino Del Oro to Close for Four Days Next Week

Access to Camino del Oro will be closed at Lone Mountain Road beginning at just past midnight Tuesday and is expected to reopen by the same time Saturday.

While large concrete box culvert storm drains are installed under Lone Mountain at this location, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes on Craig Road and Jones and Decatur Boulevards. Lane restrictions continue along Lone Mountain Road. Access to Los Prados on the north side of Lone Mountain will not be affected. Motorists can expect lane restrictions and delays along this section of Lone Mountain throughout construction. Construction began at Decatur and is moving west on Lone Mountain to Rancho.

Major disruptions are scheduled to occur at the Lone Mountain and Jones Boulevard intersection from August through September 2011. The storm drain work also will continue northerly along the east side of Rancho to Rainbow Boulevard.

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.

Major Detour on 215 at North 5th Street

Major Detour on 215 at North 5th Street

A major detour of the I-215 beltway in the northern part of the valley will divert traffic for up to six months.

Starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, Clark County Public Works will divert all westbound traffic for six months along the 215 at North 5th Street between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway.

Both westbound travel lanes will be redirected onto the new North 5th Street ramps to get traffic off and on the main-line beltway. No westbound access will be provided to North 5th Street to the south, to and from the beltway.

The portion of westbound and eastbound mainline beltway between the North 5th Street exit, and North 5th Street on ramps will be closed to vehicular traffic in order to construct the North 5th Street Bridge.

Eastbound traffic will remain diverted to the North 5th Street ramps.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Median Island Beautification Project Completed on Rampart

The City of Las Vegas celebrated Wednesday the completion of a $100,000 median island beautification project on Rampart Boulevard at Del Webb Boulevard.

The work included rock-scaping, boulder placement and installation of metal sculptures. City of Las Vegas employee and welder Michael Dunn created the 24 metal sculptures of cacti and other plants that are featured on the six islands. The cumulative length of the islands is nearly 1.5 miles, and the total surface area improved is just more than 100,000 square feet. Approximately 700 tons of landscape rock and 165 boulders weighing a total of 42 tons were installed.

Funding came from unallocated 1-percent room tax receipts. All work, except boulder placement, was completed by city of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance staff.