June 16, 2010 

There are several upcoming road projects that I wanted to make you aware of.

Starting at approximately 9 p.m., Friday, June 18, and continuing through 5 a.m., Monday, June 21, Alta Drive will be closed to traffic at Jones Boulevard, and Jones will narrow to one travel lane in each direction at Alta. The temporary traffic changes are necessary as work on an $8.7 million flood control improvement project continues.

While the Alta closure is in effect, Charleston Boulevard is suggested as an alternate route for through east-west travel. Alta should reopen in time to accommodate June 21 morning commute traffic.

Also starting June 21, traffic lane restrictions will be in effect on Jones, between Alta and Evergreen Avenue, during the overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Night work will take place at this location for approximately three weeks.

The flood control improvement project, by the city of Las Vegas, started last June and is slated for completion in late July or early August. Funding is provided by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District and the city of Las Vegas. Contri Construction Company is the contractor.

Also, the city has been working with the Regional Transportation Commission, Clark County , and the Nevada Department of Transportation on the Sahara BRT Project. This is the project were the city partnered with the RTC to jointly submit for a federal stimulus ARRA TIGER grant and were awarded $34 million for this project. The project will provide for exclusive bus lanes for the BRT vehicles along Sahara Avenue, between Boulder Highway and Hualapai. The exclusive lanes will use the existing break down lane for the most part so no negative impact to traffic will be created. Some of the amenities will include automated stations similar to the ones used in the ACE Downtown BRT route, and tree landscaping behind the curb between Decatur and Maryland Parkway.

There are two public information meetings  coming up next week on this project and I encourage you to attend: 

Monday, June 21, 2010
4 to 6 p.m.
Knudson Middle School Cafeteria
2400 Atlantic
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
4 to 6 p.m.
Sahara West Library
9600 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117


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