Start Of First Major Road Project Funded By Fuel Revenue Indexing

Lone Mountain Road Project Includes Widening Portions Of Road Between 215 And Tenaya Way

May 15, 2018 - 3:48 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Commissioner Larry Brown and other local officials will celebrate the start of the Lone Mountain Road improvement project, the first major road construction project being funded by the extension of Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI), at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Lone Mountain Regional Park, 9825 W. Lone Mountain Road, which is just east of the 215 Beltway. 

Also, officials with the Regional Transportation Commissioner of Southern Nevada are bringing 100 youth bicycle helmets to give to those attending the event.

The Lone Mountain Road improvement project includes widening sections of the road between the 215 and Tenaya Way, plus adding new sidewalks and bike lanes along both sides of the road. Once completed, Lone Mountain Road will have two travel lanes in each direction in this area, where currently the road sometimes narrows to one travel lane in each direction. The project also includes the installation of a new traffic signal at Fort Apache Road, underground flood control improvements, and repaving Lone Mountain Road from the 215 to Tenaya. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor on the project, which is expected to be finished in March. This is the first major road project being funded by the extension of FRI, which ties increases to the local gas tax to inflation. Under the first FRI initiative, 225 projects were funded, creating approximately 9,000 jobs. In November 2016, voters approved a 10-year extension of FRI, which will fund up to $3 billion in transportation projects. For more information about FRI, visit www.rtcsnv.com/fri.