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Bus Project Continues to Choke Sahara Traffic

Bus Project Continues to Choke Sahara Traffic

Construction related to a major bus project continues to snarl traffic on one of the city’s major thoroughfares.

Work on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s Sahara Express rapid transit project is causing in travel lane restrictions on Sahara Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Boulder Highway through the end of August. At least one travel lane will remain open in either direction.

Crews will mill the existing pavement and will place new pavement during the overnight hours, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Lane closures will remain in effect during the daytime hours as well. Crews are working on a variety of projects from Boulder Highway to Hualapai Way. Intermittent lane closures may be in effect throughout the corridor while work is underway.

Drivers are urged to take precautions and allow extra time when traveling through the impacted areas. Additional work in the corridor this week includes:

Sewer Project Expected to Cause Traffic Tie-ups

A project to improve sewer service will force lanes along Decatur Boulevard to be restricted.

The restrictions started Saturday and will last at least through the end of September. The southbound travel lanes on Decatur between Sirius Avenue and Edna Avenue will be moved into the northbound side of the street. Other lane restrictions in the area and side streets are expected while crews work on the sewer lines. Sewer service will not be interrupted but traffic will be.

The work starts at 6 a.m. and goes on until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Clark County Water Reclamation District is working on the project.

Circus Circus Drive Travel Restricted Through September

Circus Circus Drive Travel Restricted Through September

Allow more time if you plan to travel via Circus Circus Drive during the next two months.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is announcing additional lane restrictions as part of a sewer rehabilitation project on Circus Circus Drive, lasting at least through the end of September.

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.

The Northbound lanes on Industrial Road will be restricted.  Access to Circus Circus Drive from Industrial Road will be controlled.

The Southbound lanes on Las Vegas Boulevard at Circus Circus Drive will be restricted.  Access to Circus Circus Drive will be controlled.

Traffic Restrictions Near McCarran Airport

Traffic Restrictions Near McCarran Airport

Traffic entering McCarran Airport from southbound Paradise Road and eastbound Tropicana Avenue will be restricted for the next month starting Thursday morning.

In preparation for the 2012 opening of Terminal 3, the Clark County Department of Aviation will begin installing signs whose electronic messaging systems will provide approaching drivers with details on which airlines are located in specific terminals at McCarran.

The opening of McCarran International’s new Terminal 3 is less than a year away. In preparation for that landmark event, the Clark County Department of Aviation will this week begin installing the first of several overhead signs whose electronic messaging systems will soon provide approaching drivers with details on which airlines are located in specific terminals at McCarran.

“When T3 opens, domestic carriers will be divided between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and people will need to know in advance where their airline is based so they can head directly to the proper terminal. These road signs will be a key tool for sharing that information,” said Randy Walker, Clark County Aviation Director.

Closures Du Jour for I-15 Project

Closures Du Jour for I-15 Project

Here are the latest closures in the continuing I-15 Design-Build South construction project:

  • The ramp from southbound I-15 to Russell Road will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.
  • The ramp from Tropicana Ave. to southbound I-15 will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.

Lane Restrictions for Sewer Project

Lane Restrictions for Sewer Project

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is nearing the end of the sewer rehabilitation project on Eastern Avenue and Tropicana Avenue.

For the next two weeks, intermittent lane restrictions will continue on Northbound Eastern Avenue from north of Reno Avenue through the intersection at Tropicana Avenue, and Eastbound Tropicana Avenue traffic from west of Burnham Avenue to Topaz Street. 

Expect intermittent lane restrictions during final paving operations.

While work is taking place, drivers should take precautions, use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the impacted area.  For more information and traffic updates, drivers can call the project hotline at 668-8668, or visit www.thelvpipeline.com

Street Trench Collapses near Fashion Show Mall

Street Trench Collapses near Fashion Show Mall

A trench has collapsed near Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road while a contractor was working on a steel pipe project.

The trench that had been dug to 10 feet by 6 feet has collapsed and now measures 25 feet by 10 feet. Traffic in all directions in all directions is being affected. Las Vegas Boulevard is down to one lane in each direction and Spring Mountain Road/Sands is down to one lane east bound and two lanes west bound.

The contractor on the scene will work around the clock until the problem is repaired and completion of the work is not expected to be completed before Sunday morning.