Strip Construction Expanding Next Week

Ongoing construction on the north end of the Strip will expand next week, prompting significant overnight traffic restrictions on Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain Road and Sahara Avenue.

From 12:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekdays, traffic will be limited to one or two lanes in each direction on Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain and Sahara. This restriction is expected to begin Monday, Dec. 16, and continue into the new year except for the required holiday work stoppages. (No work will occur Dec. 24 to 26, and Dec. 31 to Jan. 3.) Drivers are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through this area during the overnight hours and be aware that traffic will be shifted to one side of the road in some locations during construction.

During regular daytime hours and on weekends, drivers should expect there will be at least two lanes open in each direction on Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain and Sahara. There will be times when there are no lane closures in this area.

These lane closures and shifts are part of a major construction project that includes repaving Las Vegas Boulevard, replacing the 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 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.

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to about 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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