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Lane closures on U.S. 95 coming has widening project starts

The next phase of the expansion of the U.S. 95 northwest corridor gets underway Monday.

The Nevada Department of Transportation is widening U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive. The first part of the construction will be from Elkhorn Bridge to the northern beltway on southbound U.S. 95.

The road will be expanded from six lanes to eight lanes, with an auxiliary lane. There will also be a high occupancy vehicle lane added in each direction, along with landscaping and aesthetic improvements.

The project is expected to be finished in September 2015.

As part of the construction, there will be nightly lane closures on U.S. 95 southbound from Elkhorn Bridge to the beltway.  The closures will start at 9 p.m. and last through 6 a.m. 

Next phase of Kyle Canyon improvement starts this week

The next phase of the Kyle Canyon Road improvement project starts Wednesday with the repaving of the road.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the road will close for the next two to three weeks while crews repave the area from Milepost 15 to Milepost 21. During the paving project, drivers will drive on a milled surface for two or three days during the week.

Once the repaving is finished, crews will tear up pavement along the road from Milepost 4 to Milepost 5 to work on new roundabouts. During the construction, drivers will have to drive on dirt and a milled surface for two to three months. There will also be a series of closures throughout the process.

The Kyle Canyon Road improvement project started last year. It will eventually create bike lanes, roundabouts for easier traffic flow, and improved access to developed recreation sites.

The entire project is expected to be finished in spring of next year.

Signal Light Being Turned on at Hualapai Way and Deer Springs Rd.

The city of Las Vegas will turn on a new traffic light at Deer Springs Road and Hualapai Way Wednesday.

The light will be turned on when the rush hour has ended. The signal light is part of a larger road project along Hualapai Way from Centennial Parkway to Dorrell Lane.

Crews have also widened the road and added striping for two lanes in each direction, plus a pedestrian path and bike lanes.

The city wants to do more work along Hualapai Way from Dorrell to Severence Lane, when funding becomes available. There are already plans for a signal at Hualapai and Centennial Parkway.  

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Crews with the Nevada Department of Transportation will start overnight lane closures along U.S. 95 to put up barriers to stop people from defacing signs with graffiti.

Starting at  8 p.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday, the right lane of U.S. 95 northbound Rancho to Summerlin Parkway will be closed while crews intall graffiti guards.

The closures will be rolling. So one section will be closed first and then a second section. When the right lanes at Jones are closed, so will the on ramp from Jones.

Drivers are advised to find an alternate route.


City Warns of Truck Traffic as Debris is Removed

City Warns of Truck Traffic as Debris is Removed

Crews with the city of Las Vegas will start clearing away debris that built up in the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin from this past summer's flooding.

The city says it will need to clear about 25,000 tons of debris and move it to the Apex Regional Landfill.

The city warns it will take about 10 days to clean out the basin with a projected 64 trips per day by crews from Las Vegas Paving.

The trucks will be traveling eastbound on Grand Teton Drive, north onto Grand Canyon Drive and enter U.S. 95 at the Horse Drive interchange. Crews will exit the freeway at Durango Drive, tae Oso Blanco to the 215 beltway eastbound to the landfill.

On the return trip, crews will head westbound on the 215 beltway to Sky Point Drive and then exit at Buffalo Drive. They will take Buffalo Drive to U.S. 95.

The city is warning people in the northwest to be aware of the increase in truck traffic.

Off Ramp Closed Sunday Night to Monday Morning

The Decatur Boulevard off ramp for the eastbound side of the northern beltway will be closed Sunday night through to Monday morning for construction.

Crews will be installing two overhead sign structures for the Decatur Blvd. off ramp. The closure begins at 10 p.m., and the road is expected to reopen at 2 a.m.

Drivers are advised to use either Jones Boulevard or follow detour signs to Aliante Parkway.

The project is part of the project that will make the northern 215 beltway into a full highway from east of the U.S. 95 to Losee Road. The project includes the construction of interchanges at Jones and Decatur boulevards, along with a new bridge over Bradley Road.


Construction on Kyle Canyon Road Restarts Monday

Improvements to the Kyle Canyon Road on Mt. Charleston will start again Monday after a two-week hiatus.

Crews will go back to work Monday morning. They are widening the shoulder and excavating eastbound and westbound sides from Milepost 10 to where the road crosses U.S. 95. 

If the weather is permitting, crews will continue to work on a box culvert that directs flood waters from the road.

A one-lane closure from Milepost 10 to Milepost 18 will be in place. Flaggers and a pilot car will direct traffic. Both shoulders will be closed in the same area for road widening.

When the project is finished there will be 17 miles of road shoulder and bike lanes, two roundabouts to Kyle Canyon Road, along with better access to developed hiking trails and campsites.