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Construction Set to Start on Beltway

Construction Set to Start on Beltway

 

There is good news and bad news for drivers in the northwest part of the city. The good news: the 215 Beltway will soon be a nonstop, four-lane freeway. The bad news: about two years worth of construction has to happen first.

Clark County says drivers should start to get ready for road closures and lane restrictions over the next two-and-a-half years while crews work on the section of the Beltway between Tenaya Way and Decatur Boulevard.

The project includes new interchanges at Jones and Decatur Boulevards and a new bridge at Bradley Road that will go over the freeway. When the freeway is finished, drivers will have more than seven miles of nonstop freeway from U.S. 95 to Losee Road. 

Work Wrapping Up on Cheyenne

Work Wrapping Up on Cheyenne

Lane restrictions will be in effect through Friday, Nov. 4 on Cheyenne Avenue between Rampart Boulevard and Hualapai Way.

Inside lanes in both east and west directions of travel will be closed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Work is not planned for Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30.

The lane closures are required to allow for completion of work on median island improvements, which were started last spring as part of a roadway overlay and improvement project. The new work will consist of adding decorative rock and boulder placement, followed by installation of decorative metal sculptures of desert flora and fauna. City officials say this type of median island improvement project provides aesthetic enhancements to the corridor, but with lower construction and maintenance costs than live plant landscaping, and without the use of irrigation water.

Decorative Installation Will Shut Down Lanes

Decorative Installation Will Shut Down Lanes

 

Crews will be closing down lanes on a busy road to make improvements to the median.

The inside lanes on both east and westbound Cheyenne Avenue from Rampart Boulevard to Hualapai Way will be closed starting Monday. Construction crews will be putting in decorative rocks, sculptures and plants. The project is part of a median improvement that started last spring.

The closures will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day through Friday, October 28. Work is not planned for Sunday, October 23. Some of the sculptures used in the median were done by metalworkers with the city of Las Vegas. 

Road Closes for Flood Control Project

Road Closes for Flood Control Project

 

A busy street will be closed for several months starting Monday.

Elkhorn Road between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard will be closed through March. Crews are working on storm drains in the area. The closures will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., but road restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day. Access to homes and businesses along the street will be maintained during the construction.

The work is part of a $30 million storm drainage improvement project that has impacted Elkhorn Road, Decatur Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive. Crews are installing large reinforced-concrete flood control boxes underneath Elkhorn Road. They will also be putting in channel structures, pipes and other flood control infrastructure. When the whole project is finished, residents will see fewer flooded streets during heavy rains.

Resurfacing Project Shuts Down Lanes

Lanes along Rainbow Boulevard will be closed starting Wednesday for a resurfacing project.

Crews will be closing the road between Gowan Road and Red Coach Avenue which is one block south of Lone Mountain Road. The road will be down to one lane in both directions for the next two months. The restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day. Crews will be performing preventative maintenance to make sure the road stands up to the amount of traffic that uses it.

Drivers can use Tenaya Way or Rancho Drive for north-south travel. The road is set to be finished in the middle of October. 

 

Ann Road Resurfacing to Cause Late-Night Restrictions

Ann Road Resurfacing to Cause Late-Night Restrictions

A road resurfacing project will affect overnight traffic on Ann Road for the next two months.

Starting Monday, traffic lane restrictions will be in effect during the overnight hours on Ann Road between Durango Drive and Centennial Center Boulevard. The restrictions will be in effect Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. as part of a preventative maintenance project to extend the life of this heavily traveled roadway. Ann Road traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Ann should return to full access when the improvements are completed in mid-October. During the nighttime construction periods, alternative routes for east-west travel are Tropical Parkway and Craig Road.

New Flashing Yellow Signals Start Today

When it comes to left turns, green usually means go – except when it doesn’t.

Drivers at two intersections in the city of Las Vegas will notice a change when they enter the left turn lane at the intersections of Alta and Town Center drives, and Smoke Ranch and Decatur avenues starting today. Instead of the green ball indicating the driver must yield to oncoming traffic, a new flashing yellow arrow turn signal will be in effect.

The two intersections are part of a pilot program by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Nevada Department of Transportation and the various government agencies in the valley to replace existing left-turn signals with new flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals at selected intersections to make it safer for drivers and pedestrians.