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Nevada pursues Route 160 widening project

Plans to improve State Route 160 are moving forward.

State highway officials hope the era of car crashes, injury accidents, road rage and misery on the road to Pahrump is nearing an end.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Traffic light now on at busy intersection near Wet 'n' Wild

Local leaders turned on a traffic light that will help alleviate some of the traffic troubles surrounding the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

The new signal was turned on at Ft. Apache Road and Maule Avenue Thursday. The light is next to a middle school and close to several residential construction sites.

The intersection gets especially busy during the summer months when people are headed to the water park.

The new light was funded by the Fuel Revenue Indexing, which is the fuel tax increase approved by Clark County last year.



Crews to repair State Route 160

Starting Tuesday, a section of State Route 160, otherwise known as Blue Diamond Road, will be closed by crews repair the road.

The southbound right lane will be closed near Pahrump Road. The closures will start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m., through Thursday of this week. 

Students get new crosswalk near Wright Elementary

The walk to school should now be safer for students at Mountain's Edge.

A new crosswalk and flashing lights went up at the busy intersection of Gomer Road and Durango Drive, which is near Wright Elementary School.

The school has 1,100 students and will be put onto a year-round schedule next year. The intersections has not had any serious accidents yet, but County Commissioner Susan Brager says many cars did not know it was a school zone and were not slowing down.

"That they know that we want to make sure we don't have one other incident. We can't have one more fatality. It is just way too important for our youth to be able to know they are safe," Brager said.

A traffic-safety team from the school district will also talk to students and parents at the school about traffic safety.

Sewer Work Forces Lane Closures on Jones

A section of Jones Boulevard will be closed to one lane from Robindale Road to Shelbourne Avenue while crews work on sewer lines in the area.

The closure started Wednesday and will last through January 30, 2014. Southbound lanes on Jones will be restricted to just two right-hand lanes. All cross streets and left-hand turns will be allowed.

Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. During work hours, drivers should avoid the area or allow extra time to get through traffic.



Lanes Reduced on I-15 Northbound Overnight Next Week

Lanes Reduced on I-15 Northbound Overnight Next Week

Lanes along I-15 will be closed starting Monday while crews cut detector loops used to keep an eye on traffic flow.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, lanes along northbound I-15 will be closed overnight at different sections. The first section will be just north of the Blue Diamond Road interchange. The three left lanes will be closed while crews cut the loops, which have been monitoring traffic flow.

The second section will be Tuesday just south of Russell Road, Wednesday will be just north of Tropicana Avenue and Thursday will be just north of Spring Mountain Road.

All work will be done between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

Cactus Ave. Interchange Forcing Restrictions on I-15

Cactus Ave. Interchange Forcing Restrictions on I-15

Work for the new Cactus Avenue interchange will force lane restrictions along I-15 this week.

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced plans to reduce the southbound freeway to one lane from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, while crews install girders for the overpass. Once that work is finished, traffic will be shifted back to the western half of the freeway.

I-15 northbound will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. When that work is finished, the I-15 northbound traffic will be shifted to the western half of the freeway.

The Cactus Avenue interchange will eventually allow drivers to get on and off I-15 from Cactus Avenue, relieving congestion at Silverado Ranch Avenue and St. Rose Parkway. The project will also extend Cactus Avenue between Dean Martin Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The project is expected to be finished by the end of 2014.