The Casino Center Boulevard and Bonneville Avenue intersection will be completely closed to traffic starting at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and continuing through 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. The temporary closure is necessary as crews continue work on part of the ACE rapid transit project at Casino Center.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured off of Casino Center at Garces and Clark avenues. Traffic on Bonneville will be detoured at First and Third streets. Access to the Regional Justice Center parking garage and the Detention Center parking garage on Casino Center will be maintained at all times. The intersection will reopen in time to accommodate morning commute traffic on Sept. 28.
The city of Las Vegas is partnering with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to construct the first ACE rapid transit line, scheduled to debut in the spring of 2010. The project includes improvements at Ogden Avenue proceeding south along Casino Center to Charleston Boulevard. Construction is also taking place on Third, south of Charleston continuing to Imperial Avenue, and along sections of Main Street, Las Vegas Boulevard, St. Louis Avenue and Paradise Road to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Dedicated rapid transit lanes are being built in the center of Casino Center and Third. These lanes will allow ACE to provide fast transit services that will seamlessly link downtown Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Strip. ACE rapid transit will also feature level-platform boarding, off-board fare collection and sleek, attractive vehicles.
Funding for the state-of-the-art project is being provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the RTC and the city of Las Vegas.
The RTC is the transit authority, the transportation planning agency and the regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and Casino Center Boulevard and Bonneville Avenue Intersection visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information on ACE rapid transit or the RTC, visit www.rtcsnv.com.