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$125M road project to kick off on Las Vegas Boulevard downtown

Updated April 20, 2020 - 11:28 am

The largest road project in the history of the city of Las Vegas is set to kick off next week.

The $125 million, three-year project on a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard downtown begins April 27, city officials announced Monday.

Work is planned on Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara and Stewart avenues, on Bridger Avenue from 13th Street to Las Vegas Boulevard and on Third Street between Utah and Colorado avenues.

The project includes replacing underground utilities, traffic signals, medians, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and pavement.

Sewer pipe dates to 1942

“The existing waterlines to be replaced are from 1955, the storm drains from 1954, some of the traffic signals from 1965, and the sewer pipe from 1942,” city spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz said in a news release.

Crews will save and replant the existing median trees and add 200 trees, bus stop access points, pedestrian improvements and additional illuminated neon signs in the new medians.

Two right-turn pockets will be added at the Charleston Boulevard and Stewart Avenue intersections.

The project is expected to take three years, with work occurring from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Work will begin concurrently on Las Vegas Boulevard at Stewart, Charleston and Oakey Boulevard and move south. Work will also begin on Bridger at 13th Street and move west.


The first year of work will include removing the existing medians and replacing underground utilities. Year-two work includes electrical, irrigation and curb work, and third-year work includes sidewalk and streetlight installation, road paving and landscaping.

Drivers should expect lane restrictions and delays, with Maryland and Grand Central parkways recommended as alternate routes for north- and southbound traffic.

Las Vegas Paving is the contractor on the project. Funding comes from the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission’s fuel revenue indexing tax, Las Vegas Valley Water District, city and Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.

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