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Date Published: 2011-10-19

Contact: Michelle Booth

Phone: (702) 385-6504

Title: U.S. 93 Boulder City Area Traffic Switched to South Side of Highway for Construction

Story Text:

Beginning early morning on Thursday the 20th, traffic on U.S. 93 will be shifted to the south side of the highway to allow crews to begin work on the north side of U.S. 93. Traffic will continue as a one-lane configuration in each direction as crews work to pave and open additional lanes.


This is a temporary configuration until Monday October 24th when traffic will be switched again to work on the medians. Traffic will remain in one lane in each direction until Saturday October 29th when two lanes of traffic are expected to open in each direction up to the Temple Rock and Pacifica Way intersections.


Meanwhile, crews are working to open free-turn pockets on Temple Rock, Nevada Way, Lakeview Drive and Ville Drive to make it safe and accessible for traveling public, and expect to have those completed by the end of the week.


Crews expect to be mostly completed with the project and have two lanes completely opened north and southbound with free turn pockets before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Additional work on the shoulders will occur after the holidays but is expected to cause minimal impact to traffic.


The project which began on August of 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011 is currently on schedule, with paving near completion on the south side of U.S. 93. The Nevada Department of Transportation awarded the contract to Fisher Sand & Gravel to widen U.S. 93 to two lanes in each direction for the more than five-mile stretch just past Buchanan Boulevard to the Hoover Dam in order to ease congestion caused by an increase in traffic.