Commissioner Giunchigliani to Host Nov. 13 Meeting to Kick Off Las Vegas Wash Project Construction
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will host a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to update the public on plans for flood-control improvements to the Las Vegas Wash, Flamingo Wash and Desert Rose Golf Course.
- When: Wednesday, Nov. 13
- Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., slideshow presentation at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Clark County Hollywood Recreation & Community Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., near Charleston Boulevard.
Clark County, in collaboration with the city of Las Vegas and Regional Flood Control District, will present an update on the Las Vegas Wash project. This is the third public meeting to occur. The scope of the project includes improvements to the Las Vegas Wash from Sloan Channel to Bonanza Road, Flamingo Wash from the Las Vegas Wash to Nellis Boulevard, as well as reconstruction of the Desert Rose Golf Course. Construction on the first phase of the project, which involves the area of the golf course near Sahara Avenue, is scheduled to start next week. The entire $51 million project is expected to take two years to complete with the golf course reopening by late 2014. A website, www.LVWashProject.com, has been established to share information about the project and receive citizen comments. Construction updates and travel advisories will be posted on the project’s website and social media pages throughout the duration of the work.
“After several months of planning, construction is ready to begin on efforts to make significant flood-control improvements in the area,” said Commissioner Giunchigliani, whose commission District E includes the affected neighorhoods. “We will continue to keep residents informed of progress on the work. The upcoming meeting is an opportunity for people living in the area to learn about the construction schedule for the project and to discuss the impacts that building activities will have on streets and traffic in affected neighborhoods.”
Several neighborhoods near Desert Rose Golf Course and the Las Vegas Wash have been identified as being at high risk for flooding. The Las Vegas Wash improvement will expand the capacity and More efficiency of flood control infrastructure in the area on approximately 2.5 miles of the Las Vegas Wash, of which about 1.5 miles runs through the Desert Rose Golf Course. The golf course closed June 7.
Residents living near washes are encouraged to have flood insurance even if their property isn’t located in a flood zone. Flood zone boundaries are determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the local communities. To find out if your home is located in a flood zone, call the Regional Flood Control District at (702) 685-0000 or visit its website at www.regionalflood.org. Flood insurance policies are available to all homeowners with backing from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). ###
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