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As part of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Complete Street Initiative, the city of Las Vegas is studying a 6.6-mile segment of Rancho Drive from Rainbow Boulevard to Mesquite Avenue to determine if it can be made a complete street. Complete streets are roads that are designed to be safe, comfortable, and attractive places for all users.

Project goals include:

  • Improving safety
  • Encouraging walking, biking and transit ridership
  • Providing travel options for those with limited access
  • Reducing emissions
  • Offering improved economic opportunities
  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity

Proposed improvements could include three lanes in each direction, offset sidewalks, and other amenities. A dedicated, shared bus/bike lane may be proposed depending on the availability of right-of-way and the alternative that is selected.

The city intends to use federal funds for this project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that potential projects with federal funding must conduct an environmental study. NEPA studies are comprehensive studies that identify and evaluate environmental effects of a project before it is built.

During the NEPA study process, a broad set of environmental elements will be evaluated. Some of the environmental elements that must be evaluated include plants and animals, environmental justice, wetlands, air and water quality, traffic, public safety, traffic noise and hazardous materials.

Public input is a key consideration in NEPA studies. The public will have numerous opportunities to learn about the study, engage with the project team, and provide comments.

Please see the bilingual English/Spanish fact sheet for more information. In addition everyone is invited to visit our virtual public meeting room.

Public Meetings

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate persons with disabilities desiring to attend the meetings or who need language assistance. If you need assistance, please contact Nicole Melton at 702.229.6691, nmelton@lasvegasnevada.gov or Sarah Hoffman at 720.482.3626, sarah.hoffman@wsp.com.

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