As part of a $6.5 million storm drain project, Charleston Boulevard will close to all traffic in both directions between Hinson Street and Vista Drive starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan.13, and continuing through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 (weather permitting). There will be business access only and lane restrictions on Charleston between Decatur Boulevard and Vista Drive, and from Valley View Boulevard to Hinson Street.
This closure is required to allow for the installation of a 23-foot-wide storm drain under Charleston. During the closure, eastbound traffic on Charleston will be detoured to Sahara Avenue at Decatur; westbound Charleston traffic will be detoured to Sahara at Valley View. Motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the closure and are encouraged to avoid the area.
The construction work will continue around the clock in order to have Charleston Boulevard open to traffic as soon as possible. The city of Las Vegas Public Works department is overseeing the project, which includes installing large box storm drains under Charleston Boulevard from Decatur Boulevard to Hinson Street. The project began in August of 2011 and is expected to take approximately one year. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor. G.C. Wallace, Inc. is the construction manager. Funding is provided by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District.