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Summerlin Parkway pedestrian bridge work to affect traffic

Summerlin Parkway is set to see traffic restrictions during several nights next week.

The restrictions start with the full closure of Summerlin Parkway westbound between Buffalo Drive and Rampart Boulevard from 9 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Las Vegas officials said Thursday.

Then Summerlin Parkway will be restricted to one lane between Buffalo and Durango drives from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

During the one-night closure, westbound motorists will exit Summerlin Parkway at Buffalo and will be able to re-enter Summerlin Parkway at Rampart.

The closure and lane restrictions are required for crews to place girders and then build concrete forms for the deck of a pedestrian bridge that is being constructed over Summerlin Parkway.

The 260-foot-long, 20-foot-wide bridge is under construction on both sides of Summerlin Parkway at Cimarron Road and Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex. It will be wide enough to accommodate bicycles and scooters.

Along with the pedestrian bridge, the $9 million project includes trail and landscaping improvements, with trail connections to the Cimarron Road and Bonanza Trail areas. The bridge will link a large segment of the community to a park while providing access to schools, churches and other areas for neighborhoods north of Washington Avenue.

Funding for the project is being provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancement money.

The project is scheduled to be completed in April.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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