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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

Median Island Improvements Under Way On Vegas Drive From Rancho Drive To Martin Luther King Boulevard
Traffic Lane Restrictions Started Tuesday

 

Now through Friday, June 8, traffic lane restrictions will be in effect on Vegas Drive, between Rancho Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Inside lanes in both east and west directions of travel will be closed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Closures will occur on Tuesdays through Fridays, with some occasional closures on Mondays and the weekends.

The lane closures are required to allow for completion of work on median island improvements.  The improvements will consist of decorative rock and boulder placement along with installation of metal sculptures of desert flora and fauna. This type of median island improvement project provides aesthetic improvements to the corridor, but with lower construction and maintenance costs, and without the utilization of irrigation water.

The city of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance is constructing the improvements, and the metal sculptures will be a mix of items procured from a private vendor, along with items constructed by city employees skilled in metal-work fabrication.  A total of 18 median islands will be improved, with an estimated project cost of $90,000.

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