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Major Intersection Snarled by Storm Drain Project

Major Intersection Snarled by Storm Drain Project

 

Storm drain work will slow traffic at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Boulder Highway well into next year.

The  project will force a detour of eastbound traffic on Sahara at Boulder beginning early Wednesday and continuing through March 2013.

Traffic will be detoured to Glen Avenue, where a new temporary signal will allow traffic to cross Boulder Highway and continue east to Sandhill Road and then back onto Sahara.  Westbound traffic on Sahara will not be affected at this time.

Bridge Work Causes Closure on Nellis

Bridge Work Causes Closure on Nellis

Work on a pedestrian bridge will shut down a stretch of Nellis Boulevard on Thursday evening.

Between Charleston Boulevard and Mohave Avenue, Nellis will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday during work on a new concrete deck for the bridge. Traffic will be detoured around the area during construction.

Nighttime work relating to the pedestrian bridge deck construction will continue through September, and is expected to cause intermittent closures on Nellis in this area.

The pedestrian bridge at Nellis is part of the new Las Vegas Wash Trail Project running approximately three miles along the Las Vegas Wash at Charleston, through the Desert Rose Golf Course to Sloan Lane and connecting with the Flamingo-Arroyo Trail and Clark County Wetlands Park.

Sewer Line Work to Close Christy Lane

Sewer Line Work to Close Christy Lane

A sewer line project is forcing the closure of a road starting Monday.

Christy Lane from Washington to Owens Avenues will be closed to through traffic starting Monday and lasting until at least September 21. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will open Christy Lane to through traffic in the night time hours, but lane restrictions will be in place. The construction will force drivers to find an alternate route to Eldorado High School in the first few weeks of the school year.

The closure is part of a Clark County Water Reclamation District project to rehabilitate sewer lines in the area, including along Washington Avenue from Christy Lane to Betty Lane, Betty Lane between Washington and Harris Avenues, and Christy Lane from Owens to Washington Avenues.

Sewer collection lines are being replaced and relined. Crews will install temporary bypass pumps and lines. Plus, manholes will be rehabilitated.

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week

 

A once-intermittent traffic closure will become more regular this week in North Las Vegas.

As work on North 5th Street Bridge continues, crews will be closing down the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 3.

The southbound detour will be to exit I-15 southbound at Cheyenne Avenue to the right, then making a left onto Losee Road, left onto Lake Mead Boulevard, which leads back to the southbound I-15 on-ramp.

The detour is needed for crews to put up steel girders across the southbound lanes of I-15 for the North 5th Street Bridge.

This $30 million bridge improvement is part of the City’s North 5th Street Arterial project. The North 5th Street Bridge is expected to be complete in 2013.

Sewer Project Slows Traffic in Northeast

Sewer Project Slows Traffic in Northeast

 

A major sewer repair project will affect traffic in the northeast part of the valley.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is starting a sewer rehabilitation project that includes Betty Lane between Washington Avenue and Harris, Washington Avenue from Christy Lane to Betty Lane and Christy Lane from Owens Avenue to Washington Avenue.

Sewer collection lines will be replaced, relined, temporary bypass pumps and lines will be installed, and manholes will be rehabilitated. The project began a week ago and is scheduled to run through August 10.

Sewer Project Forces Lane Closures

Sewer Project Forces Lane Closures

A sewer project will restrict lanes along Sahara Avenue between Rancho Del Vista and Mount Everest Drive.

Crews will be replacing and relining the sewer collection lines in the area. They will also be installing temporary bypass pumps and rehabbing manholes. Only the outside lanes on westbound and eastbound Sahara Avenue will be open. There will also be restrictions on left turns in the construction zone.

The lane restrictions will start Tuesday and are expected to last through at least June 22. The work will take place 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane restrictions will stay in place even when the workers are not there. 

Crosswalks at Busy Intersection Get Attention

Crosswalks at Busy Intersection Get Attention

 

All this week, 8 News NOW have been looking into safety on southern Nevada roads. One of the busiest intersections in the Las Vegas valley is where Charleston and Lamb Boulevards cross.

The people who walk in the area know just how dangerous it can be.

“I have almost been hit several times. That is what put me in this condition. I got hit once already,” pedestrian Sam Dawes said.

With cars zooming by at 45 miles per hour, Dawes and his family must navigate the stretch of road just to make his regular doctor appointments. He says each step he takes with his little girl close by ushers in a moment of anxiety.

Reynita Banban spends hours in the median at the intersection asking for donations for a charity she represents. She says it is not her time in the median that scares her. It is just getting there because the crosswalks are almost non-existent.