While construction on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip continues, drivers will see fewer overnight lane restrictions during the next three weeks.
Until Feb. 10, two travel lanes will remain open in each direction on Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain Road and Sahara Avenue around the clock. The only exception will be from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan 31, when traffic in this area may be reduced to one lane in each direction. With some exceptions for the holidays, traffic in this area has been limited to one lane in each direction during overnight hours since mid-December.
When there is no construction project underway, that piece of Las Vegas Boulevard has three or four travel lanes in each direction. So, even with two lanes open during most of the next three weeks drivers may still encounter some delays in that area.
The change during the next three weeks will lessen the impact of the project on attendees of the SHOT Show, Las Vegas Market and World of Concrete conferences.
On Monday, Feb. 10, the project will return to regular working hours, meaning traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction in areas along Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain and Sahara between 12:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on weekdays. During regular daytime hours and on weekends, there will be at least two lanes open in each direction there.
These lane closures and shifts are part of a major construction project that includes repaving Las Vegas Boulevard, replacing a 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 www.ResortCorridor.com. 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.