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Date Published: 2013-06-26

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Portion of D Street Temporarily Closed Until July 3

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation has closed D Street from just south of the I-15 southbound on-ramp to Bonanza Road. Crews are removing the islands to create a straight-through commute on D Street. Several detour options are available, including using the F-D Street Connector, H Street and Main Street. In addition, the F-D Street Connector will be limited to one lane in each direction during the closure. The work is part of the F Street Underpass Reopening project, which will reopen F Street in its former location under Interstate 15.

Project Description

A collaboration between the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the City of Las Vegas, the F Street Connection Project will reopen F Street in its former location under Interstate 15, thus reestablishing direct access between downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community. In addition to accommodating pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic, the new underpass will include a resurfacing of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations, decorative lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with a series of community-approved corridor panels celebrating the rich legacy of the historic West Las Vegas community.

Project Purpose

F Street under I-15 was closed in September 2008. With its closure, traffic was rerouted to the newly constructed D Street Connector. Lawmakers and community leaders successfully championed legislation, Assembly Bill 304, which passed in June 2009 and directed the city and NDOT to reopen the underpass. In a series of more than 20 meetings, NDOT and the city worked with lawmakers, citizens, community leaders and stakeholders to create a project that will both meet transportation needs and highlight the area's history. Officials from NDOT, the City of Las Vegas, Atkins (design firm) and Las Vegas Paving (general contractor) will be on hand to answer questions after the press conference.

NDOT strives to provide current information about construction schedules and highway and roadway restrictions and closures. Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules. For the latest information on Nevada highway conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to 5-1-1/NV Roads. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Programs and Projects link. You can also follow the department on Facebook, on Twitter and YouTube.

About NDOT 
Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT's mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT's headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors' board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.