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F Street COnnection Project

Project Background

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The re-establishment of the F Street corridor under Interstate15 is a highway and bridge project designed to improve access to one of Las Vegas' most historic communities. A collaboration between the City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation, the F Street Connection Project will reopen F Street in its former location under Interstate 15, thus reestablishing an avenue of direct access between downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community.

Reopening F Street will restore additional access to the downtown area. The corridor will connect to City Parkway, providing direct access to Symphony Park, a new 61-acre development anchored by the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Other advantages include increased walkability in the area (which includes the historic Pioneer Trail) and additional opportunities for bike and mass transit routes. In addition to accommodating pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic, the $13.6 million project will include 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 area known as historic West Las Vegas.

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I-15 Lane/Ramp Closures

This multimillion-dollar project will reopen F Street underneath I-15 near downtown Las Vegas. Since 2010, the City of Las Vegas and NDOT have been working with elected officials and community leaders on a reopening plan. This effort has involved citizen input on the design, aesthetics and more.Construction will take approximately 20 months and finish in late 2014.

The F Street Connection Project will impact the traveling public on I-15 between Washington Avenue and U.S. 95. The project is currently in Phase 4; building the S/B I-15- to-I-515 structure, D Street on-ramp over F Street and a storm drain tie-in Additional phases will encompass the following:

Phase 5: Replacing barrier rail between southbound I-15/I-515 lanes.
Phase 6: Improving pavement, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on F Street.
Phase 7: Constructing F Street under I-15 and a portion of F-D Connector Roadway.

Current Project Status:

The D Street/Washington on-ramp to southbound I-15 will remain closed until August 2014. The alternate route to I-15 will be via the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp.

F Street Closures

Construction began in the F Street neighborhood north of I-15 on Jan. 2, 4014. Throughout the surface streets portion of the project, there will be surface-street closures in the surrounding neighborhood. First, storm drain and sewer utilities will be enhanced on McWilliams from F Street to E Street. McWilliams will be closed from F Street to E Street, with the northern portion of McWilliams remaining accessible to homeowners.

Road and utility work also began in January on F Street from I-15 to Washington. All through traffic on F Street is restricted, including entrances from Washington, Morgan, McWilliams and alleys. Access remains available to homeowners.

Ramps have been installed so homeowners can drive through the worksite to enter their driveways. Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; no work will take place outside of these times unless a notification to the neighborhood is provided at least 48 hours in advance. Construction equipment and haul trucks will use G Street, H Street and E Street to enter and exit the work area. Please call (702) 385-6509 for more information.