Ward 6 Councilman Michael Mack officially opened the new one-mile section of Durango Drive, between Interstate 215 and Tropical Parkway, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27. The event took place at the Tropical Parkway and Durango Drive intersection in Centennial Hills.
The $4.5 million Durango Drive improvement project, built by the city of Las Vegas Public Works Department, included construction of a fully improved road to accommodate two travel lanes in each direction. Work also included the installation of median islands, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and streetlights, along with storm drainage and sanitary sewer improvements. Work started in October 2004.
“This new link will provide all motorists with a much-needed north-south travel route when driving across the valley,” Councilman Mack said. “It will also make the area much more accessible for those who shop, work and play in Centennial Hills Town Center.”
The contractor for the project was TAB Contractors, Inc. Funding was provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, city of Las Vegas sanitation funds and special improvement district assessments.
The new Durango Drive “S-Curve” connects two nearby Public Works department road improvement projects. The $3.7 million Durango Drive project from I-215 to Oso Blanca Road was completed in September 2003. The $3.5 million Durango Drive project from Tropical Parkway to Lone Mountain Road was completed in November 2003.
From the Centennial Hills area in the northwest, Durango Drive is now fully improved south to Cheyenne Avenue, where Durango Drive becomes Rampart Boulevard. Rampart Boulevard continues south to Sahara Avenue where it changes to Fort Apache Road and extends south to Desert Inn Road and beyond.
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