Beginning at 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, Michael Way will be closed at the south side of the Vegas Drive intersection to allow for the relocation of a water main. This closure is scheduled to be in place through the afternoon of May 9.
The north side of the intersection will remain open with traffic able to proceed north on Michael Way. During construction traffic will be able to access all businesses and residences on Michael Way up to the south side of the Vegas Drive intersection. Jones Boulevard is a suggested alternate route during construction.
Closure of the south side of the intersection is required to relocate the existing water main in preparation for the new storm drain that will be installed along Vegas Drive. The work cannot be completed under traffic conditions. Electronic sign boards will be placed along Vegas Drive and Michael Way to warn the traveling public in advance of the closure.
The city of Las Vegas began the $15 million Vegas Drive Improvement project in January 2013, and the project is scheduled for completion in August 2014.
The work consists of constructing an underground storm drainage system on Vegas Drive from Michael Way to Rancho Drive to alleviate the heavy flow of storm water that traditionally flows down Vegas Drive. The work also will include an upgrade to the sanitary sewer main line from Saylor Way to Valley Drive and along Shadow Mountain Place on the north side of Vegas Drive.
Contri Construction Company is the contractor, and the city of Las Vegas is managing the project. URS Corporation is the construction manager. Project funding is provided by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, the city of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission.