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.