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NDOT southern nevada road Construction Report

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I-15 Projects Under NDOT Permit

The City of North Las Vegas, in cooperation with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, have been working to develop plans to improve North 5th Street between Owens Avenue and the Northern Beltway (CC-215), a distance of approximately seven miles.The goal of the North 5th Street Improvements Project is to provide an enhanced north-south transportation corridor along North 5th Street in the City of North Las Vegas. The $30 million bridge is part of the City's North 5th Street Arterial Project. The North 5th Street Bridge is expected to be complete this summer. Funding comes from the RTC. Target Construction is the contractor.

North Las Vegas, Nevada -- Motorists will encounter varying lane closures of northbound and southbound Interstate 15 from Cheyenne Avenue to Lake Mead Boulevard, Monday through Thursday. Most of the lane closures will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., however, daytime closures will be in effect on Monday and Tuesday. Crews will be working on the North 5th Street Bridge over I-15.

U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements

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NDOT is undertaking a multi-year, multi-phase $290 million upgrade of U.S. 95 through northwest Las Vegas that began in 2010 extending from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road. Future phases include completion of the Centennial Bowl. NDOT is undertaking a multi-year, multi-phase $290 million upgrade of U.S. 95 through northwest Las Vegas that began in 2010 extending from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road. Future phases include completion of the Centennial Bowl, additional highway widening and the creation of a full interchange at Kyle Canyon Road. Currently, the last phase of construction is scheduled to finish in 2029, based upon current financial planning. However, that could change depending upon funding availability. We recently opened a new ramp leading the motoring public from U.S. 95 north to Clark County 215 east. We also opened the collector-distributor road from U.S. 95 to Ann Road. That massive structure seen from U.S. 95 is the Clark County 215 west to U.S. 95 south flyover that is a significant highlight of the projected dubbed the Centennial Bowl. The $47 million project also includes upgrades that consist of storm drainage, new signs, lighting, and landscaping. The project will finish in the spring of 2017. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor.

 

U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project

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SR160 Phase 1 Widening Project. A $16.5 million, 5-mile widening project between Mile Markers 11 and 16 broke ground in February 2016. It expands the highway from two to four travel lanes while flattening the side slopes for a partially divided asphalt highway that will be significantly smoother, allowing motorists to safely pass slower vehicles. The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017. The project construction will be designed to safely accommodate road users with minimal delays. Starting in February 2016, the contractor will be working on the north side of the road from SR 159 to about Mile Post 12. Traffic will then be moved to the new pavement on the north side of the road while work is performed on the south side of the road. Work will proceed on the north half of the highway from Mile Post 12 to 16.

 SR160 Phase 2 Widening Project. NDOT is planning to widen a 6-mile stretch of Blue Diamond Road (State Route 160) from Mile Maker 16.3 to Mile Marker 22 from two to four lanes in Clark County. Plans call for a raised median barrier, bicycle lanes, and flattened side slopes for safe turnouts as well as new signage and improved intersection lighting. Other proposed enhancements entail frontage roads for the Mountain Springs community, an emergency signal at the Volunteer Fire Station, and a wildlife undercrossing near Mile Marker 18.4. CA Group is doing the initial design, engineering and environmental. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.

Interstate 11

Phase 1 of Interstate 11 consists of a continuous four-lane, controlled-access, divided freeway and highway passing south of the developed area of Boulder City. The alignment begins at the Foothills Drive and crosses under the existing railroad, continuing south to Silverline Road. The project length is about 2.5 miles. For more project information, please visit http://www.nevadadot.com/BoulderCityBypass/Phase_I.aspx

Starr Avenue Interchange

The Starr Avenue interchange will offer a new east-west arterial that traverses Interstate 15, linking Las Vegas Boulevard to Dean Martin Drive. Construction of the interchange is scheduled to begin in 2017 and wrap up in late 2018. The interchange is part of NDOT's overall I-15 south improvements between Sloan Road and Tropicana Avenue. Please visit:www.nevadadot.com/starr

U.S. 95 Pavement Resurfacing Project (between Mercury and Indian Springs)

NDOT on February 2 began a $22 million pavement resurfacing of U.S. Highway 95 from Indian Springs to Mercury. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor. The project entails milling and asphalt overlay across a 17-mile-long stretch of median divided four-lane freeway that begins in northwest Clark County and concludes in the southeast edge of Nye County. Construction also calls for flattening out the roadside shoulders for safer turnout areas, plus making drainage improvements and installing 36 miles of protective tortoise fencing. Work is expected to finish in December.

Motorists should expect delays and heed all traffic control devices.    

Goldfield Visitor Center

NDOT in April broke ground on a new $712,369 Goldfield Visitor Center, on 1.25 acres, along the eastside of U.S. Highway 95 between First and Second streets in Goldfield, which is 188 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Mesquite-based Trade West Construction is the general contractor, with G.C. Wallace, Las Vegas, as lead designer. Plans call for constructing a single-story, 1,200-square-foot building with two ceiling fans, three drinking fountains and a unisex bathroom. The wood-framed precast siding visitor center will have storefronts and a stamped metal roof with canopied visitor shading to the north, south and east. The semi-collapsed bottle building and existing bathrooms on the northeast corner of the site will remain untouched. Additional amenities include a 62-foot-long by 45-foot-wide dog run area as well as trash receptacles, handicap accessible ramps and two informational kiosks curated by Esmeralda County. The property will also have an asphalt paved lot with handicap and large truck parking.

Construction will finish by late fall. Esmeralda County will assume maintenance responsibilities upon completion.

Tropicana Avenue Pedestrian Bridges and Escalator Replacement Project

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The Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge and Escalator Replacement Project is a $30 million upgrade of the 22-year-old pedestrian bridges at Tropicana Avenue (State Route 593) and Las Vegas Boulevard. 

The project will replace the existing 16 escalators (four at each corner) with state-of-the art equipment and enhance the existing pedestrian bridge finishes at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

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The project will also include new low-energy glass and air-conditioning units installed at each of the eight elevators at this location, the removal and replacement of existing bridge guardrail systems, removal and replacement of bridge and deck stair wearing surfaces, and construction of new maintenance rooms including the upgrade of existing electrical room and elevator machine room equipment and finishes. 

Aesthetic bridge improvements include placing new tempered glass wind screens and aluminum composite metal cladding as well as new lighted hand railings. Aesthetic bridge improvements include placing new tempered glass wind screens and aluminum composite metal cladding as well as new lighted hand railings. Construction on the Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge Escalator Replacement Project began in May 2016.The Construction Manager at-Risk is The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Jacobs Engineering Group is the Project Engineer and Studio West, Inc. serves as the architect.Bridge_3

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Bridge construction is scheduled to take place between July 2016 and July 2018.

Wet utility construction: May 2016 - September 2016

Phase 1: June 2016 - December 2016

Phase 2: December 2016 - June 2017

Phase 3: June 2017 - December 2017

Phase 4: December 2017 - July 2018

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Construction is being carefully phased and scheduled around large events, shows and conventions in cooperation with MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which is providing a portion of the project funding. During construction, one pedestrian bridge at a time will be closed entirely to pedestrian traffic. During that time, pedestrians will be diverted around the closed bridge to the remaining pedestrian bridges for access to the nearby resort properties. The project office is located at 4710 Deckow Lane, Las Vegas.

For More Information

To receive project updates, text TROPESCALATOR to 22828 from a mobile device, or email tropicanaescalatorproject@gmail.com

PROJECT CONTACT

Jeff Lerud
T: (702) 671-8865; E: jlerud@dot.state.nv.us 

Tropicana Avenue Overlay

A notice to proceed on a $7.7 million mill and overlay on Tropicana will be issued on Jan. 4, 2016. The construction zone will be between Eastern Avenue and Boulder Highway. There will be nighttime, daytime and some continuous work in the project area. There will be a second phase of Tropicana work between Dean Martin Drive to Boulder Highway that will include new curbs, sidewalks, medians and ADA accessibility. That work it slated to begin in early 2018.

Project Neon

Two decades in the making, Project Neon is finally underway after a groundbreaking event April 7. The project footprint includes 3.7 miles between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl on and near Interstate 15. For more information, please visit www.ndotprojectneon.com. The public may also contact the Project Neon hotline at 702-293-NEON (6366). Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for up-to-date information (@NDOTProjectNeon).

 

US 95 Bridge and Roadway Repairs

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is making critical bridge and deck repairs along a one-third-mile-long stretch of northbound U.S. Highway 95, also known as Interstate 515, between the Spaghetti Bowl interchange and Eastern Avenue in downtown Las Vegas through the end of June. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is the general contractor. Repairs call for a polymer concrete patch and overlay to nearly 50-year-old supporting freeway bridge structures, resulting in the following lane restrictions and ramp closures:

 

--  A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week northbound U.S. 95 reduction downtown to two lanes between Eastern Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange until May 26, and from May 31 through June 29. (The highway will reopen for Memorial Day weekend).

--- A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week closure of the Casino Center Boulevard (4th Street) onramp to northbound U.S. 95 until May 11

--- A northbound U.S. 95 reduction down to one lane between Eastern Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl interchange from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., April 29

 

I-15 Seismic Bridge Upgrades

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is making $20 million in structural seismic retrofits to several Interstate 15 bridge structures in North Las Vegas, including the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, Owens Avenue, Carey Avenue and Craig Road. Work requires a 24-hour one-lane closure north and southbound along I-15 between Owens Avenue and Craig Road through June 30.

Future Pedestrian Safety Upgrades

Lake Mead Boulevard (S.R. 147)

NDOT is planning $6.5 million in pedestrian and motorist safety upgrades along Lake Mead Boulevard from Civic Center Drive to Pecos Road in North Las Vegas. Proposed improvements call for narrowing outside travel lanes for widened sidewalks, reconstructing drop inlets, creating handicap complaint driveways and crossway ramps, replacing two-left lane turns with a raised median, and constructing two new pedestrian crossings with refuge islands and beacon warnings. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017 with anticipated completion in 2018.

Charleston Boulevard (S.R. 159)

NDOT is planning $2 million in pedestrian and motorist safety upgrades along Charleston Boulevard from Hillside Place to Burnham Avenue, and between Arden Street and Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas. The mile-long stretch of improvements call for pedestrian bulb outs and rapid flashing beacons at the intersections of Hillside Place, 17th Street and Burnham Avenue as well as median widening and travel lane restriping from Arden Street to Nellis Boulevard. Other enhancements include constructing handicap ramps and raising worm median islands while extending the eastbound to northbound left turns at Charleston and Nellis boulevards. Construction is expected to begin late summer, with anticipated completion in early 2017.

Boulder Highway (S.R. 582) at Sun Valley Drive

NDOT this summer will install an overhead rapid flashing beacon and Danish-offset median island at Boulder Highway and Sun Valley Drive, near the Eastside Cannery. The six-month project will also close left-hand vehicle turns, thereby eliminating pedestrian conflicts.

Craig Road (S.R. 573)

Proposed improvements for Craig Road between Decatur Boulevard and North Fifth Street in North Las Vegas, including wider sidewalks, better lighting, and pedestrian crosswalks as well as bicycle lanes, raised medians, and enhanced transit.

Las Vegas Boulevard (S.R. 604) Reconstruction in North Las Vegas

NDOT will reconstruct Las Vegas Boulevard between Carey Avenue to Craig Road in North Las Vegas, adding concrete bus and bike lanes, plus new asphalt roadway, sidewalks and median islands with two mid-block pedestrian crossings with overhead flashing beacons. The estimated $17.5 million project will begin in late fall with anticipated completion by early spring 2018.

 

 

Interstate 15 Widening (Craig Road to Speedway Boulevard)

NDOT is making a $33.8 million 4.8-mile-long widening of Interstate-15 between Craig Road (S.R. 573) and Speedway Boulevard (Mile Markers 48.43 to 53.62) in North Las Vegas. The project will expand the highway from four to six travel lanes in each direction, plus install new lighting, signage and landscaping featuring weathered steel art sculptures. Other work calls for drainage improvements as well as widening and seismic upgrades to four overpass structures at Range Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor. Construction will take place during daytime and nighttime hours, with at least two lanes of traffic remaining open at all times in each direction during peak use hours. The interstate currently sees 41,600 vehicles daily; however, that figure is expected to increase 71 percent by 2033. The project will move 385,000 cubic yards of earth or enough dirt to fill 5,100 average sized swimming pools. Construction additionally entails placing 17,250 square yards of concrete and 166,500 tons of asphalt or enough blacktop paving to cover 33,300 driveways. The 18-month-long project will begin work in August with anticipated completion by early 2018

Interstate 15/US93 Garnet Interchange in North Las Vegas

Preliminary plans call for a design-build 5-mile-long widening of U.S. Highway 93 from two to four lanes between Interstate-15 and Apex Power Parkway in North Las Vegas, including a flyover exit from U.S. 93 into the planned $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot Faraday Future complex, on 900 acres, at Grand Valley Parkway inside the Apex Industrial Park as well as a frontage road. Infrastructure improvements are initially estimated to cost between $45 million and $50 million. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is performing the preliminary design, engineering and environmental. The project won't break ground until June 2017.

When traveling through construction zones, motorists should observe posted speed limits and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

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Disclaimer:NDOT provides information on road conditions as a public service. This information is published manually and cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy or timeliness. This information depends on a number of items, including Internet availability, communications networks, and computer equipment which are beyond the control of the NDOT and difficult to predict.

Road construction conditions can change rapidly and the most immediate conditions can not always be reflected on this webpage. Weather and road conditions change rapidly, and drivers are in the best position to perceive such conditions and adjust their driving accordingly. Those relying on this information do so at their own risk, and neither the State of Nevada, the NDOT nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Disclaimer:NDOT provides information on road conditions as a public service. This information is published manually and cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy or timeliness. This information depends on a number of items, including Internet availability, communications networks, and computer equipment which are beyond the control of the NDOT and difficult to predict.

Road construction conditions can change rapidly and the most immediate conditions can not always be reflected on this webpage. Weather and road conditions change rapidly, and drivers are in the best position to perceive such conditions and adjust their driving accordingly. Those relying on this information do so at their own risk, and neither the State of Nevada, the NDOT nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken in reliance thereon.