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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. 

Lane Restrictions in Place Along Dean Martin Dr.

Lane Restrictions in Place Along Dean Martin Dr.

Field work by the Clark County Water Reclamation District will force lane restrictions along Dean Martin Drive.

The lanes will be restricted between Ponderosa Way and Post Road. The outside northbound lane will be restricted intermittently starting Tuesday through at least Oct. 25.

Work will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane reductions and shifts will start next week along I-15 for construction of the Cactus Avenue interchange.

Starting Wednesday, May 29 through the end of the year, northbound I-15 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes between the Silverado Ranch and St. Rose Parkway interchanges.

It is just the beginning of a series of lane shifts and reductions as a complete interchange is built connecting Cactus Avenue with I-15.

In June, southbound I-15 traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of the freeway, while crews create three southbound and two northbound lanes on the southbound side of the freeway. When that work is finished, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side.

The $62 million project is designed to relieve traffic congestion along the freeway and at the two nearby interchanges.

The project is expected to last 18 months.