Construction started this week on new roadway improvements on Decatur Boulevard, between Cheyenne Avenue and Lone Mountain Road. The improvements are expected to continue through the next five weeks. The improvements are limited to the west half of the street width, because the centerline of Decatur in this area is the jurisdictional boundary for Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. North Las Vegas has previously completed its portion of the street improvements.
In order to accommodate weekday traffic demands, some work hours will be at night, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. However, due to noise concerns and low winter temperatures, there will also be work activities during daytime hours. A minimum of two lanes in each direction will be kept open during most peak morning and afternoon hours. During nighttime work, traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.
Preliminary work was completed earlier this year, and consisted of improvements to sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The current work consists of removal and reconstruction of deteriorated areas of pavement, grinding and resurfacing of the pavement, and installation of new traffic delineation.
Motorists are advised to use Rancho Drive or Allen Lane as alternate routes.
Las Vegas Paving Corporation is the contractor. City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are managing the project. Funding for this project is provided by the city of Las Vegas. The estimated cost for this project is $700,000.