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

Post Date:05/15/2019 2:50 PM

CLARK COUNTY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) this week finished $1.5 million in pedestrian safety upgrades along a 14-mile-stretch of Boulder Highway (State Route 582) in Clark County. MC4 Construction was the general contractor. The 6-month-long project improved 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 – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, and added a new crosswalk.
  • Boulder Palms Senior Apartment Community, 4350 Boulder Highway – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, plus placed a new Danish offset median and added a new crosswalk.
  • Whitney Avenue – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, placed a new Danish offset, reconfigured the median and added a new crosswalk.
  • Hamilton Avenue – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, plus placed a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and added a new crosswalk.
  • Corn Street – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, placed a new Danish offset, made median upgrades and added a new crosswalk.
  • Foster Avenue – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, placed a new Danish offset, made median upgrades and added a new crosswalk.
  • Lowery Street – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, placed a new Danish offset, made median upgrades and added a new crosswalk.
  • Veterans Affairs Southeast Clinic, 1020 S. Boulder Highway – Installed overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, placed a new Danish offset, made median upgrades and added 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.

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