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Another Major Closure for Summerlin HOV Work

Another Major Closure for Summerlin HOV Work

 

Another major closure of the U.S. 95 will affect drivers this weekend.

Beginning Friday, the Nevada Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of Rainbow Boulevard. and will detour U.S. 95 southbound in order to pour concrete pour the bridge decks for the Summerlin HOV flyover bridge currently under construction.

The traffic reconfiguration will consist of one marathon weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and reopening by 5 a.m. Sunday.

Drivers heading south on U.S. 95 will be detoured through Rainbow. Motorists driving east on Summerlin Parkway will be diverted through Buffalo to connect to 95 North. There will be no restrictions to connect from 95 North to Summerlin Parkway West.

Ann Road Closures in Place until June

Ann Road Closures in Place until June

 

The city of Las Vegas says construction along Ann Road will be in place for the next month.

Crews have restricted lanes along Ann Road between Tenaya Way and Decatur Boulevard. The restrictions will be in place through Friday, June 1. The inside lane on eastbound Ann Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The westbound lane restriction starts at 9 a.m., because of rush-hour traffic. The closures will be Mondays through Thursdays with some closures on Fridays and weekends.

Crews are working on improvements to the median island. They are putting in decorative rock and boulders, along with metal sculptures of desert flora and fauna. Twelve median islands around the city of Las Vegas will go through similar improvements. Besides making the roads look better, the improvements will lower maintenance costs and use less water.

Section of Lone Mountain Closed Thursday Night

Section of Lone Mountain Closed Thursday Night

 

Storm drain work will shut down part of Lone Mountain Road on Thursday night.

Lone Mountain will be closed from Rancho Drive to Torrey Pines Drive starting at 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday to accommodate storm drain installation across Lone Mountain Road. Motorists are advised to use Torrey Pines and Ann Road as alternate east-west travel routes.

The work is part of a major city of Las Vegas and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District storm drain project along Lone Mountain. The project began in January 2011 and will result in box culverts being installed under Lone Mountain Road between Rancho and Decatur Boulevard. The $9 million project is scheduled to be completed this summer, and motorists can expect delays along this section of Lone Mountain throughout construction. Construction began at Decatur and is moving west on Lone Mountain to Rancho.

New Section of Lone Mountain Opens Thursday

New Section of Lone Mountain Opens Thursday

 

A community in the far northwest part of the valley will celebrate a new thoroughfare for its neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The opening of a section of Lone Mountain Road to the public will be hailed at 4 p.m. Thursday. The ceremonies will take place at the corner of Lone Mountain Road and Shasta Blue Street.

The area along Cliff Shadows Parkway includes several neighborhoods, but the only access in or out of the area came from Cheyenne Avenue or Alexander Road. Lone Mountain Road offered a third means of entrance and egress from the community, but between 215 and Cliff Shadows Lone Mountain was a private Bureau of Land Management (BLM) haul route.

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Police plan a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in the northwest part of the valley.

The checkpoint will be located on Lake Mead just east of Buffalo from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This checkpoint will focus attention on both drug and alcohol impaired drivers, with special emphasis being placed on drugged drivers as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating.

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 and a phlebotomist (blood technician.)

Construction Forces Lane Shift at Jones and Northern Beltway

Construction Forces Lane Shift at Jones and Northern Beltway

 

Construction will force lanes along Jones Boulevard at the northern beltway to shift Sunday night.

Crews will be working on the Jones Boulevard Bridge which will be part of the 215 and Jones interchange. Traffic on Jones will be diverted to a temporary traffic signal at the beltway. The lane shift and traffic signal will start at 9 p.m. The work is set to be finished at 6 a.m. Monday. Traffic on the beltway will be shifted slightly to the south during the same time period.

In the next few weeks, drivers should be ready for another road in the area to close completely. Bradley Road will be closed at the beltway. That intersection will never reopen. Instead, a bridge will be built to carry traffic along Bradley Road over the beltway.

The construction is part of a $116 million project to improve the northern beltway and the interchanges at Decatur and Jones Boulevards. 

Lanes Shifting on Decatur Boulevard

Lanes Shifting on Decatur Boulevard

 

Drivers will be detoured around a construction zone along Decatur Boulevard and the Northern Beltway this week.

The closure starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday. It is slated to be reopened at 6 a.m. Thursday. Drivers in both directions of Decatur Boulevard will be shifted to a temporary traffic signal at the beltway. Crews are building a new bridge that will be part of the interchange at that intersection. Traffic along the beltway will not be impacted.

A similar lane shift will happen at Jones Boulevard and the Northern Beltway in the next few months. The construction on the roadway is part of a multi-million dollar project to improve the 215 beltway.