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Travel on Eastern to Slow for Sewer Fixes

Travel on Eastern to Slow for Sewer Fixes


For the next six weeks, travel on Eastern Avenue in the central part of town will be restricted because of ongoing sewer work.

Beginning Tuesday, northbound Eastern Avenue traffic will be reduced to one travel lane from north of Reno Avenue through the intersection at Tropicana Avenue. Eastbound Tropicana Avenue traffic will be reduced to one travel lane from west of Burnham Avenue to Topaz Street.  One left-turn lane from westbound Tropicana Avenue to southbound Eastern Avenue will be restricted. Access to driveways will be maintained.

Work on Eastern Avenue and Tropicana Avenue will be conducted Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  Lane restrictions may be in place 24 hours a day because of pumping operations.

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Traffic Restricted on Circus Circus Drive

Traffic Restricted on Circus Circus Drive


Traffic will be restricted on Circus Circus Drive for at least the next two weeks to accommodate ongoing sewer rehabilitation work.

The two center lanes on Circus Circus Drive will be restricted. Driveway access will be controlled.  The outside eastbound and westbound lanes will remain open. Access to Circus Circus Drive from both northbound and southbound Las Vegas Boulevard South will be controlled.

Work on Circus Circus Drive will be conducted Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 6 a.m. to noon, on Industrial Road Sunday through Friday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and on Las Vegas Boulevard Monday through Friday, 2 a.m. to 10 a.m.

I-15 Reopens After Man Hit by Car

LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol has reopened lanes on I-15 southbound at Flamingo after a man was struck by a vehicle. 

NHP says shortly before 5 a.m., a man was struck by a vehicle on the interstate. The male victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This is the third time in a week that someone has been hit by a car while trying to cross the interstate. The other two pedestrians were killed.

Crab Corner Serving Up Great Seafood Along with Hammer and Bucket

Fresh seafood is plentiful on the Crab Corner menu.

One thing about Crab Corner is indisputable, and that's that it doesn't stand on ceremony.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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NHP Investigating Fatal Accident Involving 2 Pedestrians

LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on I-15 southbound at Russell that involved two pedestrians and closed lanes on the freeway Thursday morning.

NHP says a 26-year-old man from California was trying to cross the interstate around 5 a.m.  when he was struck by an SUV. The man's brother attempted to stop him from crossing. Both were transported to UMC where the man that was hit later died.

This is the second time in the past week that a pedestrian has been hit and killed on the interstate.

Las Vegas was recently ranked at the 6th most dangerous city in the nation for pedestrians.

Las Vegas Sixth Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Las Vegas Sixth Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

LAS VEGAS -- An advocacy group is ranking Las Vegas as the sixth most dangerous metropolitan area in the nation for pedestrians, and Nevada the eighth most dangerous state.

Transportation for America in Washington, D.C., released a report titled "Dangerous by Design" on Tuesday. It puts Las Vegas behind the Florida cities of Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami, and the California metro area including Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario.

It says that from 2000 to 2009, 421 pedestrians were killed in Las Vegas. That averages 2.5 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents per year -- far above the national average of 1.6 pedestrian deaths per 100,000.

An interactive map with the report shows local areas with the most pedestrian fatalities such as Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Road, Sahara Avenue, Lake Mead Boulevard and Boulder Highway. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Year-Round Beer Fest Planned

Year-Round Beer Fest Planned


A year-round beer festival to be held behind Bally’s is in the works.

Businessman Patrick Gagnon today announced plans for the “Las Vegas World Beer Fest”, a year-long beer event. The festival would be open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 11 p.m., beginning October 13. The world's first year-long festival would showcase more than 500 different beers from 100 different brew masters.

The site would be a tent village at a parking lot near Flamingo and Koval.