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NDOT Undertakes $1.5 Million in Boulder Highway Safety Upgrades in Clark County

Post Date:01/03/2019 1:35 PM

CLARK COUNTY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) last month broke ground on $1.5 million in pedestrian safety upgrades along a 14-mile-stretch of Boulder Highway (State Route 582) in Clark County. MC4 Construction is the general contractor. The 6-month-long project will improve 8 different trouble areas, adding midblock crossings with overhead rapid flashing beacons, while making median enhancements and installing advance pedestrian crossing warning signs and new crosswalks. Project improvements include the following:

  • Oakey Boulevard – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, and add a new crosswalk.
  • Boulder Palms Senior Apartment Community, 4350 Boulder Highway – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, plus place a new Danish offset median and add a new crosswalk.
  • Whitney Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, reconfigure the median and add a new crosswalk.
  • Hamilton Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, plus place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.
  • Corn Street – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.
  • Foster Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.
  • Lowery Street – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.
  • Veterans Affairs Southeast Clinic, 1020 S. Boulder Highway – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.

Boulder Highway was built in 1931 as part of the Hoover Dam; at the time, it was the valley’s only freeway, carrying State Route 5 and later serving U.S. Routes 93, 95, and 466 from near Boulder City through Henderson and into downtown Las Vegas. However, Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway were later constructed, effectively replacing the highway. Homes and businesses, schools and casinos, eventually sprung-up thereby changing the character, composition and use of Boulder Highway. Essentially, it went from a highway into an oversized local street with heavy foot traffic. Construction is scheduled to finish this summer, making Boulder Highway safer and more pedestrian friendly. Meanwhile, a study is underway for a full corridor makeover.

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

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