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Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Close Nellis Boulevard

Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Close Nellis Boulevard

 

Construction on a pedestrian bridge will force the closure of Nellis Boulevard Thursday night.

The closure will be from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday between Charleston Boulevard and Mohave Avenue. Traffic will be detoured around the block during the construction.

Clark County construction crews will be working on a new concrete deck for the pedestrian bridge, which is the newest section of the Las Vegas Wash Trail Project. The trail runs about three miles along the Las Vegas Wash at Charleston Boulevard, through the Desert Rose Golf Course to Sloan Lane. It connects to the Flamingo-Arroyo Trail and Clark Count Wetlands Park.

The project is being funded by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. 

Water Main Break Forces Lane Closure

Water Main Break Forces Lane Closure

 

Crews from the Las Vegas Valley Water District had to repair a broken water main Friday along Desert Inn Road.

The break happened just after noon between Mojave Road and Pecos-McLeod. Eastbound Desert Inn was closed down to one lane in the area.

According to the water district, the repairs could take up to six hours. 

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Commuters are urged to “dump the pump” and take a free ride on the Sahara Express.

The Regional Transportation Commission is offering free rides on the Sahara Express bus service now through Sunday. The Sahara Express provides a dedicated bus lane for express service along Sahara Avenue from Hualapai Way on the western side of the Las Vegas Valley to Boulder Highway in the east.

The free rides are part of the seventh annual national Dump the Pump Day, which is Thursday. The RTC is joining with other public transportation systems to encourage people to take public transportation, ride a bike or carpool on that day. People can go to rtcsnv.com for information on fairs, routes and the Club Ride program.

Sewer Project Forces Lane Closures

Sewer Project Forces Lane Closures

A sewer project will restrict lanes along Sahara Avenue between Rancho Del Vista and Mount Everest Drive.

Crews will be replacing and relining the sewer collection lines in the area. They will also be installing temporary bypass pumps and rehabbing manholes. Only the outside lanes on westbound and eastbound Sahara Avenue will be open. There will also be restrictions on left turns in the construction zone.

The lane restrictions will start Tuesday and are expected to last through at least June 22. The work will take place 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane restrictions will stay in place even when the workers are not there. 

Sahara Express Ready to Roll

Sahara Express Ready to Roll

 

It took more than a year to complete, but now the Regional Transportation Commission's Sahara Express route is ready to roll.

For riders, it will mean a more convenient way to get across the Las Vegas valley. For drivers, it will mean the road construction along Sahara Avenue is finally finished.

The route stands out with distinctive, solar-powered, blue bus stops. There are also ticket machines which let riders buy tickets before getting on the bus. The sidewalks have been widened and raised to make it easier to board buses. Crews also gave a facelift to the median along Sahara Avenue with plants and trees.

The new bus route isn’t just about aesthetics. There is now a designated lane, allowing the bus to move faster.

New Style of Crosswalk Signal Launching on Sahara

New Style of Crosswalk Signal Launching on Sahara

Valley transit officials hope a new style of crosswalk signal will help more drivers stop for pedestrians.

The valley’s first High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on at 10 a.m., Tuesday on Sahara Avenue near 15th Street. The HAWK signal is intended to help minimize the distance between signalized pedestrian crossings in that area of the corridor.

The signal for motorists is suspended above the road and it consists of two round red side-by-side lenses, above a single yellow lens. Unlike an ordinary traffic signal, the HAWK signal only lights when activated by a pedestrian who wishes to cross.