Ft. Apache Widening Project Begins

County Commissioner Justin Jones kick-started a new road construction project this morning which will add lanes for vehicles and bicyclists along Ft. Apache Road in the southwest valley.

The project will widen Ft. Apache between Huntington Cove Parkway and Warm Springs Road to create two lanes for vehicles plus a bicycle lane on each side of the road. Much of Ft. Apache in this area currently has one traffic lane in each direction.

“More than 17,000 residents drive this part of Ft. Apache every day,” Commissioner Jones said. “This project will make the road safer and more efficient for drivers and bicyclists, who today often share one crowded lane.”

The project is expected to be finished in summer 2022 and will also include storm-drain improvements and traffic signal upgrades.

Aggregate Industries is the contractor on the project.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.