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Traffic light now on at busy intersection near Wet 'n' Wild

Local leaders turned on a traffic light that will help alleviate some of the traffic troubles surrounding the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

The new signal was turned on at Ft. Apache Road and Maule Avenue Thursday. The light is next to a middle school and close to several residential construction sites.

The intersection gets especially busy during the summer months when people are headed to the water park.

The new light was funded by the Fuel Revenue Indexing, which is the fuel tax increase approved by Clark County last year.

 

 

Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction starts along Lake Mead Boulevard

Construction has started on Lake Mead Boulevard between Hills Center Drive and Rancho Drive and will continue for the next 18 weeks.

A minimum of two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak traffic hours in the morning and the afternoon. However, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Crews will be installing traffic signal conduits, removing and reconstructing deteriorated areas of pavement, median island changes, pavement improvements and roadway striping.

The work hours will generally be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should use Cheyenne Avenue and Summerlin Parkway as alternative routes.

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Lanes of U.S. 95 Closed for Graffiti Abatement

Crews with the Nevada Department of Transportation will start overnight lane closures along U.S. 95 to put up barriers to stop people from defacing signs with graffiti.

Starting at  8 p.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday, the right lane of U.S. 95 northbound Rancho to Summerlin Parkway will be closed while crews intall graffiti guards.

The closures will be rolling. So one section will be closed first and then a second section. When the right lanes at Jones are closed, so will the on ramp from Jones.

Drivers are advised to find an alternate route.

 

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.

Sewer Repair Project Starting along Lake Mead Boulevard

Sewer Repair Project Starting along Lake Mead Boulevard

A major sewer line repair project will causing delays and traffic restrictions along a large section of Lake Mead Boulevard, officials with the city of Las Vegas said.

Crews will be working to repair or replace about 23,000 feet of sewer line and 70 manholes. The work will be done mostly during the overnight hours in non-residential areas and during the daytime in residential areas.

The project is expected to last through the fall. Drivers are asked to use Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road as alternatives.

Pedestrian and business access will be maintained during construction. 

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

U.S. 95 Lanes Closing for Re-Striping Effort

Rolling closures are planned this Sunday for a heavily traveled portion of U.S. 95.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews will be restriping portions of the highway's high-occupancy vehicle lanes both northbound and southbound from Lake Mead Boulevard to Rancho Road.

The closures will be between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Drivers are advised to slow down and follow the traffic controls that will be in place.