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Date Published: 2013-12-23

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: 702-385-6509

Title: Surface Street Closures to Start 1.2.14 on F Street Project

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will begin construction on F Street north of I-15 as part of the project to reopen F Street under the interstate. Conducted by general contractor Las Vegas Paving, the work will begin on McWilliams from F Street to E Street and make improvements to the storm drain and sewer utilities. McWilliams from F Street to E Street will be closed, however, the northern half of McWilliams will remain accessible to homeowners. Shortly after the utility work begins on McWilliams, the roadwork and utility work on F Street from I-15 to Washington will begin. The approximate start date is Jan. 20; the work will run through the end of spring.

Construction equipment and haul trucks will utilize G Street, H Street and E street to enter/exit the work area. Please see the attached schematic, which displays the areas of the neighborhood to be affected by the construction activities. Once the work on F Street begins, all through traffic on F Street will be restricted. This includes the Washington, Morgan, McWilliams and the alley entrances. Access will remain available to the homeowners requiring it from F Street. When the asphalt removal is done, crews will install base ramps so homeowners can drive through the worksite to enter their driveways. Throughout the duration of this work, construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; no work will take place outside of these times unless neighborhood notification is provided at least 48 hours in advance.

A collaboration between NDOT and the City of Las Vegas, the F Street Connection Project will re-establish direct access between downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community and accommodate pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic. The project includes a resurfacing of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations, decorative lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with community-approved corridor panels celebrating the historic legacy of West Las Vegas. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

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 Nevada 511. For information on NDOT projects, log on to the Projects and Programs link. You can also follow the department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To assist with travel decisions based on road conditions, you can view Las Vegas traffic cameras at LV Cameras.

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.