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Driving You Crazy: Construction along Rampart Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - Ruth asks why Rampart Boulevard is full of construction cones between Alta Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard.

In August, the City of Las Vegas kicked off a new sewer project in this area. By summer of next year, motorists will be driving over a new 24-inch pipeline.

This $12 million project will occur in five phases. Phase one included adding a sewer bypass at Lake Mead while crews worked along Rampart between Lake Mead and Hillpointe Road. Crews restriped and patched that stretch.

Since October 23, crews have worked near Rampart and Vegas Drive. In February and March, drivers can expect delays near Summerlin Parkway on and off ramps. Construction cones will remain along Rampart as the project pushes farther south.

Drivers can take Buffalo Drive as an alternate route.

The City of Las Vegas has done a great job updating Traffic8 on this project, and Traffic8 will monitor it each step of the way.

Child killed in crash on US 95 HOV flyover to Summerlin Pkwy.

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 LAS VEGAS -- A child was killed in a fatal rollover crash that forced the closure of the northbound U.S. 95 flyover ramp to westbound Summerlin Parkway, according to law enforcement.  

That area was closed for hours, but it reopened shortly after 8 p.m..  The child who died is believed to have been 2 years old. 

Bail set for teen driver in deadly crash

 LAS VEGAS -- Bail was set at $200,000 for the 19-year-old driver in a deadly rollover crash that on Summerlin Parkway Sunday morning.

Marcelo Zavala, Jr. made his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Wednesday morning. Charges won't be filed against him until the state receives his DUI test results.

Zavala is facing charges of DUI resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter, DUI with substantial bodily harm, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid driver's license and unsafe lane change.

He was the driver of the SUV when it crashed around 5 a.m. One of his passengers, 19-year-old Steven Alexander Salas-Limon, was killed and three other people were taken to the hospital, including one who suffered critical injuries.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 10.

Driving You Crazy: Bike lanes wanted at Desert Inn & Durango

LAS VEGAS - A concerned cyclist who rides across Durango Drive from Desert Inn Road to Charleston Boulevard expressed concern about drivers who don't share the road with cyclists.

The viewer wants to see painted bike lanes and more frequent street sweeping in that area.

This stretch of Durango is a designated bicycle route, which is defined as a shared roadway with signs and curb lanes that are at least 14 feet wide. This is different from a bike lane, which is striped and is at least four feet wide.

The City of Las Vegas maintains most of this stretch, and crews say this road can't accommodate bike lanes; the outside lanes are only 12 feet wide.

Drivers must give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and bicycle riders. It is the law.

As for the street sweepers, city representatives say crews sweep approximately 160,000 lane miles a year, which exceeds safety standards. They clean Durango once every two weeks.

Couple barely make it out of burning house in time

A fire overnight seriously damaged a home in the Lakes area of the city and a couple was lucky to escape, barely making it out of the home in time.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, the fire started just after 1:30 a.m. Friday at a home near Desert Inn and Ft. Apache roads.

The man told firefighters that he had woken up because he felt like someone was choking him. When he awoke, he realized the bedroom was filling with thick black smoke, which was making choke. He woke up his wife and they ran from the home.

The man went back into the house to try to get a cat but he couldn’t see because of the smoke.

When firefighters arrived, very heavy flames were coming out of the three-car garage and two-story wood frame house. The fire was extremely intense, but crews had it under control in less than ten minutes.

The cause of the fire was not determined, but it did destroy two cars and heavily damage the house.

Williams-Sonoma hiring for call center, sales associates

The Williams-Sonoma call center at Town Center and Summerlin Parkway is looking to hire 110 customer service associates and 150 sales associates.

The company says there are work-from-home and split-shift opportunities.

It is holding three career fairs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at 10000 Covington Cross.

The pay rate is $11 per hour for traditional shifts and $12 per hour for split shifts. They also have paid training and retail discounts.

Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a store near Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive.

According to police, the man walked into the business at around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. He kicked the employee in the chest, grabbed some merchandise and ran from the business, police said.

The man is described as a Hispanic man about 26 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot with a heavy build. He was wearing a red T-shirt and purple shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.