Construction began Monday on a major flood control project that is designed to ease the type of flooding that happened in northwest Las Vegas in August.
Motorists can expect detours along Grand Teton Drive and North Grand Canyon Drive during the project.
The project will tie together two existing drainage systems and prevent the surface flow that collected on Grand Teton between Hualapai Way and Tee Pee Lane during last year’s floods.
The $6.8 million project will involve putting an underground pipeline into place to keep water off the road.
The pipeline is expected to be done by June, when monsoon rains typically hit the valley. Road improvements are expected to be completed in November.