Media Release

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
Communications

 

New Bicycle Safety Lanes Are Being Added On Vegas Drive/Owens Avenue, Washington Avenue, And Smoke Ranch Road
Traffic Disruptions Can Be Expected

 

During the next 30 days, intermittent lane restrictions will be in effect on Vegas Drive/Owens Avenue, between Rancho Drive and Bruce Street, on Washington Avenue, between Rancho and Martin L. King Boulevard, and on Smoke Ranch Road, between Rancho and Rainbow Boulevard, as crews work to install bicycle safety lanes and signage on both sides of these roadways. Traffic lanes may be closed intermittently, while work is underway.

Work will take place during the daytime hours. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Parking may be temporarily impacted at some locations, however, parking will be available on adjacent side streets. 
 
The work to install bicycle safety lanes should be completed in late April. Funding for the $100,000 project is provided by an American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-R), which will be administered by the city of Las Vegas Department of Neighborhood Services. The city of Las Vegas Department of Public Works is managing the project. The contractor is Highway Striping & Signs.

“This is our second project to make Ward 5 more bicycle friendly,” said Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow who represents the area. “Bike lanes were installed on H Street, between Bonanza Road and Lake Mead Boulevard, and on J Street, between Washington and Carey Avenue, last September.”

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling near the construction zones.

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