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Construction to Tie Up Traffic along Buffalo Road Again

Construction to Tie Up Traffic along Buffalo Road Again

 

There is finally some relief for drivers in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

After being closed for about two months, Buffalo Road between Patrick Lane and Russell Road will re-open to traffic Sunday morning.

Unfortunately, the opening does not mean the end of construction in the area. The same Sunday that Buffalo Road re-opens, it will close again between Patrick Lane and Post Road. Crews will be installing a storm drain system, and the closure will last about six weeks.

Crews will also be closing down Patrick Lane between Buffalo Road and Miller Lane while they relocate a water line and install a storm drain under Patrick Lane. That closure is expected to last about a week.

The construction is part of a $6.9 million flood control project. 

More Closures for Bridge Work Near Airport

More Closures for Bridge Work Near Airport

 

The ongoing bridge work near McCarran Airport will create more traffic headaches for drivers this weekend.

Temporary overnight closures will be in place on the ramps between the airport connector and the eastbound lanes of the I-215 overnight Sunday.

From 7 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday, traffic will be diverted away from both the northbound ramp, which takes traffic off eastbound 215 and then north into the airport, and the southbound ramp, which takes traffic south out of the airport to eastbound 215.

During the closure, the westbound I-215 ramp to the airport will not be affected and will serve as a detour.  Eastbound I-215 traffic will be detoured to the Warm Springs exit and back onto I-215 to use the westbound ramp to the airport tunnel.

Sewer Work Shuts Down Major Street

Sewer Work Shuts Down Major Street

 

Flood control work will shut down part of Buffalo Road in the southwest part of the valley for the next two months.

Construction of an enclosed flood-control channel will force the closure of Buffalo between Russell Road and Patrick Lane from 9 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 24.

Drivers are advised to try to avoid this area during the construction in order to reduce the amount of traffic using the detours. Portable message boards will be placed near the construction area in advance of the closure.

This construction is part of a $6.9 million flood control project that stretches from Sunset Road to Hacienda Avenue. TAB Contractors, Inc. is contracted to complete the work, which is expected to be finished by late summer 2013. 

Bridge Work Causes Nighttime Closures of Airport Roads

Bridge Work Causes Nighttime Closures of Airport Roads

 

More bridge work means more road closures near McCarran Airport this week.

Work on a bridge expansion project will require overnight closures of the ramps between the Airport Connector and the I-215 Monday and Wednesday. The closures will be from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. both days.

During the closure, the westbound I-215 ramp to the airport will not be affected and will serve as a detour. Eastbound I-215 traffic bound for the airport will be detoured to the Warm Springs exit and back onto I-215 to use the westbound ramp to the airport tunnel.

Traffic exiting the airport tunnel to westbound I-215 will not be affected. Traffic headed toward eastbound I-215 will be detoured to exit at Hidden Well Road and turn south on Gilespie Street to Warm Springs where vehicles can re-access I-215.

Overhead Clearance Reduced on Part of Robindale Road

Overhead Clearance Reduced on Part of Robindale Road

 

Cars and trucks using Robindale Road near the I-215 will have less overhead clearance starting Wednesday night.

Beginning around 9 p.m., the overhead clearance for vehicles traveling on Robindale Road under the I-215 will be reduced to 13-feet, 9-inches. Vehicles over or near this height will be directed to follow posted detour routes around this area.

This change will be in place for about six months as part of the bridge widening project that will be adding lanes on I-215.

This is part of the federally funded I-215 Airport Connector project, which started in January and is expected to be complete in January 2014. Bridges over Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, and Duck Creek also will be expanded as part of the project.

Lumber Spill Snarls Traffic on Freeway Access Road

Lumber Spill Snarls Traffic on Freeway Access Road

An overturned truck spilled lumber across a busy freeway access road Wednesday morning, creating a traffic headache for late-morning commuters.

The truck turned on its side on the Russell Road/Frank Sinatra Drive access road on the Westbound 215/Northbound Interstate 15 freeway interchange. The cause of the accident is not yet know. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported.

Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday

Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday

 

Drivers in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley will be happy to know the Warm Springs Bridge will be fully open by 5 p.m. Friday.

The bridge was closed, torn down and replaced as part of the I-15 South Design-Build Project. The new configuration of the bridge includes three lanes in each direction over I-15.

The design-build project was a $246.5 million project to redesign I-15 from Tropicana Avenue to Silverado Ranch Boulevard. It included new bridges, like the one at Warm Springs Road, along with new access roads and reconstructed ramps linking I-15 with the southern beltway.

The Nevada Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the stretch of I-15 with a ribbon cutting August 15.