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Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

 

A Thursday meeting at Red Rock Canyon will focus on improving transportation options in the popular recreation area.

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

Local police plan a pair of DUI checkpoints over the Independence Day weekend.

The Metro Police Traffic Bureau, along with several Officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint.” It is sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Officers from throughout Nevada will take part in this event to focus attention on both the drug- and/or alcohol-impaired driver. Special emphasis will be placed on the drugged driver as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating impaired drivers.  

One checkpoint will be set up from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday within the Convention Center Area Command in the central area of Las Vegas, on Paradise Road just north of Tropicana Ave. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Free Donut for Riding the Bus Thursday Morning

Free Donut for Riding the Bus Thursday Morning

 

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is dangling a free donut to encourage people to ride mass transit Thursday.

The RTC is encouraging valley residents to save money and ride transit on the sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day. Park your vehicle at any of the RTC Park & Ride locations throughout southern Nevada or simply walk up to a transit stop and take transit to your destination, saving you money.

Visit any of the park and ride locations below between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., receive a free Krispy Kreme donut (while supplies last) and learn more about transportation alternatives from the RTC’s Club Ride Commuter Services Program.

Parking is free and spaces are available on a first come, first-serve basis.  Additional park and ride locations can be found at rtcsnv.com, including:

Repair Work on Gilcrease Avenue

Repair Work on Gilcrease Avenue

A three-week shutdown will affect travel on Gilcrease Avenue starting Monday.

Gilcrease Avenue between Ft. Apache and Oso Blanca roads will be closed starting at 5 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday, June 24. Drivers in this residential area are encouraged to follow the detour signs on Oso Blanca, Ft. Apache and Farm Road during the closure. 

During the closure, curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be repaired; storm drains will be cleared and repaired where needed, and landscaping and streetlights will be installed. Hat Development is performing the work with developer funds as part of completing the Tapestry development on the south side of Gilcrease in this location.

Improvements Will Close Road for Three Weeks

The City of Las Vegas is closing Gilcrease Avenue for three weeks to make major improvements to the road.

The road will be closed between Ft. Apache Road and Oso Blanca Road starting Monday, June 6 and the closure lasts until Friday, June 24. The road will be closed to allow crews to repair curbs, gutters and sidewalks. They will also be cleaning and repairing storm drains, improving landscaping and installing streetlights.

The work is being paid for by the developer as part of the Tapestry community. To get around the construction, drivers can take Farm Road to the south or Grand Teton Drive to the north.

Lane Restrictions for Northern Beltway Begin

The northern 215 beltway will be down to two lanes starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The restrictions will be in place between Aliante Parkway and North 5th Street in North Las Vegas. The closures will be in place for the next two months while crews work on repaving the road. Both the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to just one lane. Clark County is encouraging people to find an alternate route around the construction because it is expected to cause serious delays.

The paving project is expected to be finished by July.

 

Lane Closure Sunday on Cheyenne

Lane Closure Sunday on Cheyenne

 

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, the outside eastbound lane on Cheyenne Avenue, also known as the “high-t” lane because vehicles have a constant green light at the signalized intersections, will be closed between the 215 Beltway and Rampart Boulevard.

The lane closure is required to allow city of Las Vegas workers to clean the adjacent common lot area on the south side of Cheyenne. The work is being completed on a Sunday in order to minimize the impact to area traffic. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving by this work zone.  

City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are performing the work, and will be assisted by participants in the city’s misdemeanor work program. Funding for this work is from the department’s operational budget for street and storm drain maintenance.