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New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

New traffic signals going online around Las Vegas

A new traffic signal will be turned on after the morning rush hour Tuesday, Nov. 4. The signal light at Stewart Avenue and Third Street is one of several lights that will be turned on in a multi-light project across the Las Vegas valley.

The project is designed to improve pedestrian and traffic safety across the city.

The other traffic lights going in include:

  • Alexander Road and Torrey Pines Drive
  • Alexander and Cimarron Road
  • Bonanza Road and Page Street
  • Sky Point Drive and Cimarron
  • Ann Road and Cimarron
  • Centennial Parkway and Grand Montecito Parkway
  • Ann Road and Torrey Pines
  • Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road
  • Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard (reconstruction)

Money for the project was provided in part by the fuel revenue indexing tax which increased the fuel tax in Clark County and funneled that money into projects to improve roadways and traffic safety. 

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Major road improvement project started for two busy streets

Clark County broke ground on road improvement project along Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard.

The project will include repaving large sections of both roads, as well as sidewalk changes and bus stop turnouts. Money for the project is coming from the fuel tax increase approved by the County Commission last September.

Desert Inn Road will be improved from Valley View Road to Boulder Highway, and Lamb Boulevard will be improved from Owens Avenue to Las Vegas Boulevard.

Most of the work will be done overnight to minimize the impact on drivers, but residents, businesses and drivers should expect lane restrictions and traffic delays.

According to the county, the fuel tax increase as already paid for 22 local contracts.

Sahara Ave. Bridge at Desert Rose Golf Course Closing for 6 Months

Sahara Ave. Bridge at Desert Rose Golf Course Closing for 6 Months

Starting Saturday, the Sahara Avenue bridge over the Desert Rose Golf Course will be closed for about six months.

Crews will be bringing down the bridge, which is between Winterwood Boulevard and Sloan Lane, and replacing it with a longer bridge as part of the flood control project in the area.

Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Flood Control District are working together to improve flood control in the Las Vegas Wash area.

The wash is being improved from Sloan Channel to Bonanza Road. The Flamingo Wash is being improved from the Las Vegas Wash to Nellis Boulevard. The changes will also include reconstruction of the Desert Rose Golf Course, which was heavily damaged during flooding two years ago.

The project aims to prevent the severe flooding the area has seen during monsoon seasons in the past. 

RTC Looking for Improvement Input for Two Major Streets

RTC Looking for Improvement Input for Two Major Streets

The Regional Transportation Commission is looking for input on changes to a pair of heavily traveled roads in southern Nevada.

The RTC is studying Washington Avenue and Owens Avenue/Vegas Drive. The study will be looking at ways to improve transit, pedestrian and bicycling facilities along the road.

There will be two open houses for gather input.

  • 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
  • Gibson Middle School
  • 3900 W. Washington Ave.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20
  • Rancho High School
  • 1900 Searles Ave.

Both streets stretch across the Las Vegas valley for nearly 25 miles and provide a east/west access from Summerlin to Sunrise Mountain.

If you cannot attend either open house, you can give input at rtcsnv.com.

Road Restrictions Going into Place at Charleston and Sloan

Road Restrictions Going into Place at Charleston and Sloan

Starting Friday road restrictions will be in place in the area around Charleston Boulevard and Sloan Lane.

The restrictions are part of field survey work being conducted by the Clark County Water Reclamation District.

Here are the restrictions:

City Looking for Ways to be More Walkable

City Looking for Ways to be More Walkable

The city of Las Vegas is holding a series of community meetings to talk about its efforts to make a more walkable city.

The city is developing a Ward 3 Walkable Community Plan that will focus on making the area around Eastern and Sunrise avenues an easier neighborhood to walk to school, to stores and to community amenities.

City officials want to reduce the number of miles people have to travel in cars, offer more alternative transportation options and increase social interaction.

To accomplish that goal, the city is asking for feedback from residents to find out what they want done. People can do that by logging on to yourvoicevegas.com or by attending the community meetings planned for the next few weeks.

New Ramp Meters Set to Start Operating Thursday

New Ramp Meters Set to Start Operating Thursday

New ramp meters are set to start operating Thursday at several on ramps along two major freeways in southern Nevada.

Most of the ramp meters will only be active when there is heavy traffic; however, one ramp meter will be on regularly. The ramp meter at northbound I-515, commonly known as U.S. 95, and Charleston Boulevard will be on during prime commuting hours, which is 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

The other meters will be at north and southbound ramps along I-15 and I-515, mostly in the eastern and southwestern part of the Las Vegas valley.

The ramp meters have been used at busy ramps along I-15 and U.S. 95 for several years.

When the meters are on, drivers must obey the lights. One car per light, per lane is allowed to enter the ramp to merge into freeway traffic.