LAS VEGAS -- The Mountain's Edge and Southern Highlands areas in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley may be connected by the end of the year.
Construction to build a new bridge near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Cactus Avenue kicked off Thursday. The bridge will help drivers travel more directly between the neighborhoods.
Country Cafe is located in Mountain's Edge. The owner says he thought the bridge was going to be built when he opened about five years ago.
After some frustrating years, he is happy the project is moving forward.
"With this bridge going through, I think it will definitely increase business tremendously, double, triple, if not more," owner Jason Sturtz said.
The bridge project is expected to be finished in December.
Some parents say the bridge is a start, for improvements to that area but it's not enough to keep kids safe.