Road Woes: Lots Of Work To Affect Strip Starting Monday

Rain Last Week Postponed Start Of Project

Mitch Kelly
November 19, 2019 - 5:49 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A major construction project that includes repaving, replacing a main water line and upgrades to traffic signals and street light poles along a large portion of Las Vegas Boulevard is expected to begin on the north end of the Strip on Monday

While the project will prompt significant closures and traffic changes eventually, the first impacts will be relatively minor nighttime lane closures.

One or two lanes on both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard between Resorts World Drive and Spring Mountain Road in front of the Wynn will be closed Monday through Wednesday, between 12:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day.

The lane closures are part of a project that will affect Las Vegas Boulevard from Spring Mountain to Sahara Avenue through early 2021. During this time, drivers should expect lane closures and lane shifts in the area, with the most significant traffic impacts coming during the overnight hours.

This project is the first of seven phases of construction that will each focus on a section of Las Vegas 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. Generally speaking, significant lane closures and traffic disruptions will occur on weekdays between 12:30 and 11 a.m. There will also be times when one lane is closed in each direction during the rest of the day.

Information about the project and related traffic impacts will be available at www.ResortCorridor.com