Significant Overnight Lane Closures Returning to the North End of the Strip
Traffic along Las Vegas Boulevard from Spring Mountain Road to Sahara Avenue could be limited to one lane in each direction at various times next week.
Traffic along Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain Road and Sahara Avenue will be limited to one lane in each direction at various times during overnight construction hours next week.
The single-lane restrictions are expected to be in place from 11:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. daily through Thursday. Meaning, the restrictions will be in place from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, and then again for those same hours overnight Monday-Tuesday, Tuesday-Wednesday, and Wednesday-Thursday.
During these times, northbound traffic along this part of Las Vegas Boulevard will be limited to a single lane from Spring Mountain to Sahara. The lane reduction for southbound traffic is expected to be primarily between Sahara and Cathedral Way.
During non-construction hours (11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily) two or three lanes will be open in each direction on Las Vegas Boulevard in this area.
There will be no construction overnight Thursday to Friday, or during the holiday weekend. It is possible one lane will be closed in certain areas, but we expect three lanes will be open in both directions through Monday. There may be times when there will be no lane restrictions on one side or the other.
After Presidents’ Day significant overnight lane restrictions are expected to return after. Drivers may again see traffic reduced to one lane in each direction along Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain and Sahara during the overnight construction hours from Feb. 18 through Feb. 21.
These traffic impacts are necessary while crews work on a major construction project that includes repaving Las Vegas Boulevard, replacing a main water line, and upgrades to traffic signals and street light poles. Construction is expected to impact Las Vegas Boulevard from Spring Mountain to Sahara through early 2021. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for this project.
Information about the project and related traffic impacts is available at www.ResortCorridor.com. Residents are encouraged to visit the website to sign up to receive email updates about ongoing construction impacts. In addition, residents and visitors who use the Regional Transportation Commission bus service along Las Vegas Boulevard should visit the RTC’s website for information about changes to bus routes and bus stop closures during construction.
This project is the first of seven phases of construction that will each focus on a section of the Boulevard between Sahara and the 215 Beltway. Each phase will include the water line replacement, new pavement, intersection modifications to improve pedestrian crossings, upgrades to traffic signal and street lighting systems with Smart poles and enhanced median landscaping with LED lighting. Work on all of the phases is expected to take more than five years to complete.