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Sewer work reduce lanes at Desert Inn Rd. and Nellis Blvd.

Drivers are being warned of possible delays at the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard as crews work on sewer lines.

Workers with the Clark County Water Reclamation District will be working on sewer lines and manholes starting Sept. 29 through at least Oct. 22. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Westbound lanes of Desert Inn Road will be reduced just before the intersection of Nellis Boulevard. All westbound lanes will be closed west of Nellis Boulevard to Aloha Avenue. Westbound travel will be shifted to the center and eastbound lanes.

 

 

Nevada wins nearly $30M in grants for transit

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada has scored nearly $30 million in federal funding for projects including improved bike lanes in Las Vegas and a rapid bus service between Reno and Sparks.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that Nevada had won $13.3 million for transportation projects in southern Nevada and $16 million for the north.

The funds will go toward bike and mass transit improvements along a 14-mile stretch of Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. They will also supply a 3.6-mile rapid transit project in northern Nevada, and may help buy electric buses and chargers.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER grant program, which funds road, rail, transit and port projects.

 

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

The plan to improve Maryland Parkway from McCarran Airport to downtown will now include public art thanks to a federal grant.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the project a $50,000 grant. It is one of 66 projects around the country to get money from the $5 million “Our Town” grants.

The money from the NEA is only the beginning. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV will all contribute $10,000 to the art project. Plus, the Urban Land Institute will give in-kind support so that all together more than $100,000 will be available for public art along Maryland Parkway.

Those involved in the project say the money will allow planners to create a cohesive and creative design along the length of the Maryland Parkway Project.

Public meeting about road project set for Wednesday

Public meeting about road project set for Wednesday

Officials from Clark County will be hosting a public meeting to talk about road work on Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard Wednesday night.

The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

The improvement project will impact Desert Inn Road from Valley View Road to Boulder Highway and Lamb Boulevard between Owens Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, Eastern Avenue at Viking Road, Paradise Road between Twain Avenue and Corporate Drive, and the Pecos-McLeod Bridge over the Flamingo Wash.

Crews will be repaving huge sections of the road ways, changing to sidewalks and restriping. Some work will be done overnight.

Work on Lamb Boulevard has already started and work along Desert Inn Road is set to start June 29. Drivers should be aware of lane closures and changing traffic patterns along the roads for the rest of the year.

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Clark County broke ground on road improvement project along Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard.

The project will include repaving large sections of both roads, as well as sidewalk changes and bus stop turnouts. Money for the project is coming from the fuel tax increase approved by the County Commission last September.

Desert Inn Road will be improved from Valley View Road to Boulder Highway, and Lamb Boulevard will be improved from Owens Avenue to Las Vegas Boulevard.

Most of the work will be done overnight to minimize the impact on drivers, but residents, businesses and drivers should expect lane restrictions and traffic delays.

According to the county, the fuel tax increase as already paid for 22 local contracts.

Demolition of Sahara Avenue Bridge Underway

Demolition of Sahara Avenue Bridge Underway

Crews have started demolishing the Sahara Avenue bridge over the Deser Rose Golf Course. 

The bridge is being replaced with a bigger and longer bridge as part of the massive flood control project along the Las Vegas and Flamingo washes.

 

Sahara Ave. Bridge at Desert Rose Golf Course Closing for 6 Months

Sahara Ave. Bridge at Desert Rose Golf Course Closing for 6 Months

Starting Saturday, the Sahara Avenue bridge over the Desert Rose Golf Course will be closed for about six months.

Crews will be bringing down the bridge, which is between Winterwood Boulevard and Sloan Lane, and replacing it with a longer bridge as part of the flood control project in the area.

Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Flood Control District are working together to improve flood control in the Las Vegas Wash area.

The wash is being improved from Sloan Channel to Bonanza Road. The Flamingo Wash is being improved from the Las Vegas Wash to Nellis Boulevard. The changes will also include reconstruction of the Desert Rose Golf Course, which was heavily damaged during flooding two years ago.

The project aims to prevent the severe flooding the area has seen during monsoon seasons in the past.