Media Release

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
For Immediate Release
Traffic/Public Works

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

Elkhorn Road Closure Between Torrey Pines Drive And Jones Boulevard Begins Monday
Massive Flood Control Improvement Project To Close Elkhorn For Six Months

 

Elkhorn Road will be closed to through traffic between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard beginning Monday, Oct. 3, and continuing through March 2012, during construction of a storm drainage improvement project. Construction work is expected Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, during significant rain events or inclement weather, construction activities may be observed outside of these work hours. Motorists are advised to use Dorrell Lane or Wittig Avenue to the south as alternate routes. (See map.)

Residential access will be maintained on Elkhorn Road for all residences that access directly from Elkhorn Road. Construction traffic will be substantial and uniformed flaggers may be present to direct construction traffic within the work zone. These restrictions will be in effect 24 hours per day. Access to neighboring residential, business and school properties will be maintained at all times during construction.

The work on Elkhorn Road is part of a $30 million storm drainage improvement project that began in December 2010, and includes improvements along North Decatur Boulevard, from the 215 Beltway to Elkhorn Road, and on Elkhorn from Decatur Boulevard to Torrey Pines Drive. Large, cast-in-place, reinforced-concrete flood control boxes are being installed in the center traffic lanes on Elkhorn. Channel structures, pipes and other flood control improvements also will be constructed. Work and lane restrictions continue on North Decatur Boulevard, as well.

This storm drain project will provide critical collection and connection between the upstream and downstream detention basins in the Las Vegas Wash Middle Branch watershed and will greatly enhance flood protection for local residents during both major and minor storms while also greatly reducing nuisance flows on surface streets.
 
The project contractor is Meadow Valley Contractors. The city of Las Vegas Department of Public Works is managing the project. Louis Berger & Associates is the construction manager. 

Funding is provided by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, the city of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

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