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Washington Avenue Roadway Improvements Begin Monday

Watch For Lane Restrictions Weekdays Through December

September 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Starting Monday, Sept. 24, and continuing through December 2018, utility adjustments, milling, and paving operations will be underway on Washington Avenue between Bruce Street and Sandhill Road. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic will generally be restricted to one lane in each direction, east- and westbound until work is completed. Primary work activities of milling and overlay repaving will take approximately three weeks within the 12-week schedule, subject to equipment availability. Following the paving, there will be small work zones while utilities/manholes are raised to be flush with the new pavement.

Owens Avenue and Bonanza Road are recommended as alternate routes for east- and westbound traffic.

The current work consists of full-depth pavement removal and reconstruction, and installation of new traffic delineation and buffered bike lanes. Preliminary work was completed this spring and consisted of improvements to the sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, which included the reconstruction of a concrete cross gutter, and curb and gutter.

Las Vegas Paving is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas is managing the project. The estimated cost of the work is $1.4 million, with funding provided by the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission’s Fuel Revenue Indexing tax.