Torrey Pines Drive will be closed at Lone Mountain Road starting Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23, to accommodate storm drain installation across the intersection. Motorists are advised to use Jones or Rainbow boulevards as alternate north- and southbound routes during this closure. The temporary, round-the-clock closure will move the storm drain installation more quickly through the intersection, shortening the excavation time from two weeks to five days.
During the closure, southbound traffic on Torrey Pines will be forced to turn right or left at Lone Mountain. No northbound Torrey Pines traffic will be allowed to reach Lone Mountain Road. The segment of Torrey Pines between Rancho and Lone Mountain will be closed to through traffic and open only for local access. Traffic will remain open in both directions on Lone Mountain, and on Torrey Pines north of Lone Mountain Road.
The work is part of a major storm drain project along Lone Mountain Road by the city of Las Vegas and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District that began Jan. 31, 2011. The project will result in box culverts being installed under Lone Mountain Road between Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard. The $9 million project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2012, and motorists can expect delays along this section of Lone Mountain throughout construction. Construction began at Decatur and is moving west on Lone Mountain to Rancho.
The contractor is Perini Management Services. Atkins is managing the construction project for the city of Las Vegas. Funding for the project comes from the Clark County Regional Flood Control District.