Area Briefing, Nov. 5-11


MANHOLE SURVEY WORK TO CAUSE LANE RESTRICTIONS AROUND CITY

The Clark County Water Reclamation District recently announced lane restrictions at various locations as part of manhole survey work.

Restrictions are planned through Nov. 8 on southbound 28th Street between Charleston Boulevard and Menlo Square Drive; on northbound Fremont Street at St. Louis Avenue; on westbound Wyoming Avenue at St. Louis Avenue; on westbound Glen Avenue from Sahara to Jacyra avenues; and on westbound Twain Avenue at Palos Verdes Street. In addition, restrictions are scheduled through Nov. 13 on southbound Sandhill Road at Olive Street. Work is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Work also is planned between 3 and 5 a.m. through Nov. 14 on Flamingo Road at Las Vegas Boulevard South. The center westbound lane on Flamingo is set to be closed at Las Vegas Boulevard. The center eastbound lane on Flamingo also is slated to be closed at Las Vegas Boulevard. The right-most southbound lane on Las Vegas Boulevard is scheduled to be closed at Flamingo. Also, the center eastbound lane on Flamingo is slated to be closed at Koval Lane, and the left northbound lane on Koval is slated to be closed at Flamingo.

Drivers should take precautions, use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the impacted area, district officials said. For more information and traffic updates, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668.

EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT EXCAVATION

The Nevada Regional Common Ground Alliance is set to host an excavator awareness event at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Masonic Lodge, 2200 W. Mesquite Ave.

Utility representatives, line locators, excavators and Nevada Public Utilities Commission inspectors are set to speak with the public about damage prevention and safe excavation.

The event is set to include a barbecue and door prizes.

For reservations, call 702-822-8026 or email thomas.georgi@lvvwd.com.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLED ON CLARK AVENUE

A new traffic signal recently went into operation at Clark Avenue and Maryland Parkway as part of ongoing improvements on Clark and Bonneville avenues, the city of Las Vegas announced.

The signal is part of the $4.6 million Bonneville/Clark One-Way Couplet Phase II Project that started in February. The project aims to provide improved traffic flow and is slated to include full-depth roadway reconstruction, sidewalk in-fill and repair, storm drain installation on Bonneville and traffic signal upgrades.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS COURT BUSINESS CAN BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

Defendants, attorneys and others can access Las Vegas Municipal Court information and conduct legal business through the city’s website at municourt.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Site users can view cases, enter pleas, post bail for people in custody and take care of other matters.

For more information, call 702-382-6878.

FREE SHREDDING EVENT SET FOR NOV. 16

A free shredding event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 in the south parking lot at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The limit is five boxes of documents per vehicle.

For more information, call 702-229-6405 or 702-229-1100.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES PLANNED AT UMC

University Medical Center plans an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class requires a refundable $10 deposit.

For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.

BONNEVILLE AND CLARK AVENUES TO EXPAND

Bonneville Avenue is scheduled to be extended eastbound from First Street to Maryland Parkway to improve traffic flow, according to the city of Las Vegas. Previously, Bonneville stretched eastbound between First Street and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Traffic flow changes also are planned on Clark Avenue, which is set to be extended westbound from Las Vegas Boulevard to Maryland Parkway. Previously, Clark spanned between Las Vegas Boulevard and First Street.

The changes are part of the $4.6 million Bonneville/Clark One-Way Couplet Phase II Project that started in February. The project is aimed at improving traffic flow and includes plans for roadway reconstruction, sidewalk in-fill and repair, storm drain installation on Bonneville and traffic signal upgrades. The project is scheduled for completion in November.

LANE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ON MARYLAND PARKWAY

The Clark County Water Reclamation District recently announced lane restrictions through at least Nov. 15 along Maryland Parkway as part of sewer rehabilitation work.

Middle and inner southbound lanes on Maryland Parkway from Katie Avenue to Flamingo Road are set to be closed 24 hours a day, with work conducted 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668 or visit thelvpipeline.com.

COURT WARNS OF SCAM INVOLVING JURY DUTY

The Eighth Judicial District Court recently advised residents to be aware of a scam regarding jury service.

Individuals falsely identifying themselves as law enforcement officers have been calling Clark County residents claiming that an arrest warrant was issued against them for failure to appear for jury service. The scammers then offer to dismiss the warrant for a sum of money.

Residents are advised to report the matter to law enforcement officials for investigation.

For more information, call 702-455-4472 or visit clarkcountycourts.us.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS SET FOR BERMUDA ROAD AND WINDMILL LANE

The Clark County Water Reclamation District recently announced lane restrictions through at least Nov. 6 along Bermuda Road and Windmill Lane as part of field survey work.

Bermuda Road’s northbound left turn lane is slated to be restricted at the intersection of Arby Avenue. Restrictions also are planned for Bermuda’s northbound right turn lane from Warm Springs Road to Arby Avenue and from Eldorado Lane to Mardon Avenue. Bermuda Road’s westbound left turn lane on Warm Springs Road is also set to be restricted.

Restrictions also are slated on Windmill Lane at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue.

Field survey work is set to be conducted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drivers are advised to take precautions, use alternate routes and allow extra time when traveling through the project area.

For more information, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668.

RESIDENT GRADUATES FROM HOPE COURT PROGRAM

A graduation ceremony took place Oct. 29 at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., as part of the Las Vegas Municipal Court Habitual Offender Prevention and Education program.

Daryl Simmons joined the program on Aug. 15, 2012, after his 128th arrest. After spending five months in the HOPE Court program, Simmons was able to move out on his own, thanks to assistance from HELP of Southern Nevada.

The HOPE Court program is aimed at providing a second chance to habitual offenders with issues related to homelessness, misdemeanors and substance abuse. The program finds housing for participants and requires them to complete drug treatment, counseling and job readiness and life-skill courses.

Participants must stay out of trouble and abstain from drugs and alcohol during the program.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-382-6878.

SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON CYBER FRAUD

City National Bank plans a seminar on cyber fraud from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 20 on the third floor of The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St.

The featured speaker is scheduled to be Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI special agent with more than 20 years’ experience investigating corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking and terrorism.

Those who are interested must RSVP by Nov. 13 at cnb.com/events, using the event code Vegas Fraud. Business attire is required.

SAFE KIDS CLARK COUNTY ENHANCES WEB PRESENCE

Safe Kids Clark County recently launched a new Facebook page at facebook.com/safekidscc, which replaces its former page at facebook.com/pages/safe-kids-clark-county/118498968210.

The nonprofit also has revamped its website at safekidsclarkcounty.org and redesigned its logo.

The organization is aimed at protecting children from injury or death. Group members include representatives from area hospitals, public safety agencies, gaming companies, the retail industry and other sectors.

Safe Kids Clark County is at 3186 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 101. For more information, call 702-731-8666.

 

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