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Flood Control Projects Slated to Begin in Northwest

Flood Control Projects Slated to Begin in Northwest

Two project are slated to begin in the new year to address the flooding that happened along Grand Teton Drive this past summer.

The first project will start in January. Crews will be installing box culverts along Grand Teton Drive between Durango Drive and Rainbow Boulevard.

The $12 million project will take about 14 months to finish. The project will start on the east end near Rainbow and proceed west.

A second project is scheduled to start in the spring. Crews will be adding box culverts along Grand Teton between Hualapai Way and Tee Pee Lane. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of 2014.

This past summer several thunderstorms hit the same area of the Las Vegas valley overwhelming the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin. The water rushed in the northwest part of the valley, filling roads with debris and mud.

The box culverts will help keep water off the roads and better direct it into washes and detention basins. 

NDOT Explains Plans for Construction on U.S. 95

NDOT Explains Plans for Construction on U.S. 95

People living in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley now have a better idea of the plans to improve a section of U.S. 95.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Transportation held a meeting Wednesday night to update the public on the corridor project.

NDOT plans to widen U.S. 95 from Ann Road up to Durango Drive from four lanes to eight, which will include HOV lanes in each direction.

"Alleviate congestion, increase the safety of the corridor and, of course, to extend the HOV lanes to the northern-most limits in the area," NDOT's project manager Nick Johnson said.

NDOT is also working with the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Flood Control District to make drainage improvements and upgrade lighting along the corridor.

Construction should start early next year.

  

News U.S. 95 Construction Focus of Wednesday Meeting

News U.S. 95 Construction Focus of Wednesday Meeting

A new construction is set to start on a section of U.S. 95, and the Nevada Department of  Transportation is holding a meeting to let the public know about its plans.

The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Multipurpose Room, 6601 North Buffalo Drive. NDOT will give a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Construction is set to start in 2014 on what is known as Phase 2A of U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project.

Crews will be widening the freeway between Ann Road and Durango Drive, adding a HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction. They will also be installing sound walls and landscaping.

NDOT is working with the City of Las Vegas and the Federal Highway Administration on the project.

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Continuing work along Sky Pointe Drive will necessitate additional closure time for part of the roadway.

Sky Pointe Drive now will be closed from Private Drive to New Leaf Avenue through  July 11. The two additional days are needed to complete paving.

In addition to widening a portion of Sky Pointe, the project will include storm drain improvements, new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and aesthetics.

Northbound traffic on Sky Pointe will detour to Cimarron, then to Sunny Springs. Southbound traffic on Tule Springs will detour to Sunny Springs, then to Cimarron.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Off-Ramp Closing While Signs Installed

Off-Ramp Closing While Signs Installed

A section of a busy road will be closed next week while crews work on overhead signs.

The westbound off-ramp from the northern 215 beltway to Decatur Boulevard will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2.

Crews will be installing two overhead sign structures over the Decatur Boulevard off-ramp. Westbound travel along the beltway will not be impacted.

Drivers are encouraged to follow the detour signs and drive with caution.

The signs are part of the multi-million dollar beltway widening and improvement project. The 215 is being expanded to a full freeway in the area, which means crews have had to construct interchanges at Jones and Decatur Boulevards.

The entire project is expected to be finished by summer 2014.

 

 

Deer Creek Road Closed for Paving

The U.S. Forest Service has closed State Route 158, also known as Deer Creek Road, on Mount Charleston while crews work to repave the road.

The road will be reopened 7 p.m. Wednesday. The road connects Lee Canyon Road to Kyle Canyon Road. Drivers who need to go between those two roads will have to go back down the mountain and use U.S. 95.

Campgrounds in the area are open but they're only accessible from State Route 157, otherwise known as Kyle Canyon Road.

The paving project is part of a series of improvements to roads, parking lots, picnic areas and campgrounds in the Mount Charleston area.