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Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center

Artist Spruces Up Westcliff Transit Center


Local artist Mark Melnick will unveil artwork commissioned for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Tuesday and Wednesday.

Melnick will install his artwork at the Westcliff Transit Center, 25 S. Durango Dr., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. His paintings will cover a total of 360 square feet on the north and south walls of the transit center, and a total of 180 square feet of the east and west walls.

RTC officials said the artwork includes “colorful and detailed images that reflect the Las Vegas Valley, his outdoor interests of hiking and biking, and they promote sustainable modes of transportation. His artwork is also sprinkled with hidden messages.”

Melnick’s local portfolio includes murals at the revamped Marble Manner Community Center in Las Vegas and at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.

The RTC’s Arts in Transit program is a federally funded program designed to enhance transit amenities. 

New Traffic Light Switched On at U.S. 95 Ramp


A new traffic signal has been switched on at U.S. southbound off-ramp at Rock Springs and Lake Mead Boulevard.

The light was installed as part of the U.S. 95 widening project in that area. The signal was flashing red in all directions, when it was first installed, until it was switched to the normal green-yellow-red at around 9 a.m. Thursday.



Sewer Line Work Forces Lane Closures

Sewer Line Work Forces Lane Closures


A sewer line upgrade will force the closure of lanes at a busy intersection.

The inside lanes at Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road will be closed in both directions now through February 15. The closures will be in place 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The city is doing the work to avoid a second sewer overflow at the intersection. The project is not a big one: two new manholes will be installed, a sewer line will be repaired and a buried manhole will be raised. However, because of the heavy traffic in the area and the amount of equipment needed, crews will need more time and space to finish it.



New Signal Light to be Turned On Thursday Night


A new traffic signal will be switched on overnight Thursday and will be fully operational during the Friday morning commute.

The light is at Charleston Boulevard and Indigo Drive, which is between Town Center Drive and Hualapai Way. The signal will provide allow drivers to more easily get onto Charleston Boulevard from residential streets and businesses in the area.

Drivers are urged to use caution until everyone becomes used to the new signal light.

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

The Cheyenne Avenue Bridge and a portion of U.S. 95 will close starting this weekend as part of the U.S. 95 Northwest Widening Project.

The Cheyenne Bridge that crosses U.S 95 will close at 9 p.m. Friday, and it will reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday. During this time, a portion of U.S. 95 south and northbound will be closed. Traffic will be detoured off and then back onto the freeway using the Cheyenne Bridge ramps.

Traffic will not be allowed to get onto U.S. 95 from Cheyenne Avenue. Detours will be posted at Rainbow Boulevard and Tenaya Way. Drivers will need to get onto the freeway either before the Cheyenne Avenue exit or after.

Drivers using the Cheyenne Bridge will be allowed to turn right onto eastbound or westbound Cheyenne Avenue. The ramps will be set up to handle two lanes of traffic.  

Crews will be working to widening the bridge. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes around the traffic tie-up.


Road Restrictions Planned for Mt. Charleston

Road Restrictions Planned for Mt. Charleston


Roads on Mount Charleston will be restricted and closed while crews work to improve trails and parking lots.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will restrict lanes along State Route 158 starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday. NDOT will be test blasting in the area ahead of an excavating project to eventually lengthen and add a new overlook to the trail on State Route 158.

Crews will be cutting into the face of the mountain so that on-coming traffic can see the nearby parking lot, which is being expanded and widened. The lane restrictions will be lifted at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Summerlin Flyover Opens

Summerlin Flyover Opens

The long-awaited Summerlin Parkway HOV Flyover at U.S. 95 is finally finished.

The Nevada Department of Transportation cut the ribbon Tuesday on the flyover that is expected to improve traffic flow in the area. The flyover allows drivers who are using the HOV, or High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, to get onto Summerlin Parkway from U.S. 95 without weaving through traffic.

In the same area, the U.S. 95 southbound project is set to open next week. The expansion of the northbound section of U.S. 95 is set to be finished in October.