Scheduled Projects Expected To Take Seven Months To Complete
Starting Dec. 4 and continuing through July 2017, work activity will impact traffic on Summerlin Parkway. Lane, ramp and high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) fly-over bridge closures periodically will be in effect while the construction of a new westbound auxiliary lane between Durango Drive and Rampart Boulevard, HOV lane extension, and other ramp traffic safety and operational improvements are completed. Most work will occur during daytime hours, but additional night work is anticipated.
The HOV fly-over bridge will be closed from U.S. 95 to Summerlin Parkway from Sunday, Dec. 4, to the end of January 2017. This closure will allow work for the extension on the westbound HOV lane. During this time, the northbound Buffalo Drive to westbound Summerlin Parkway loop on-ramp will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Vegas Drive and Rampart Boulevard.
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The widening for the construction of the auxiliary lane from Durango Drive to Rampart Boulevard will begin Dec. 4. Until July 2017, there will be various lane restrictions, including lane shifts of traffic, on Summerlin Parkway, but two through lanes will be maintained during the day. Additionally, the westbound Rampart Boulevard off-ramp will be restricted to one lane a majority of the time.
Traffic signals and ADA improvements at Rampart Boulevard on- and off-ramps also will be completed. Work in this area will require nighttime reduction of traffic lanes from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning, excluding holidays and major events.
In addition to the extension of the westbound HOV lane and the new auxiliary lane, other related improvements that will be completed during this time include traffic signal modifications at Rampart Boulevard, ramp lighting upgrades, overhead signage, trail improvements to connect Angel Park Trail to the Bonanza Trail, and storm drainage enhancements. Drivability of the parkway and safety are priorities during construction. Additional closures will be needed throughout the project. Motorists are encouraged to watch for message boards alerting to changing road conditions and work areas.
Las Vegas Paving is the contractor, with oversight from the city of Las Vegas. This project has a $3 million budget funded through Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Fuel Revenue Indexing and the city of Las Vegas. Residents with questions or concerns should telephone 702-353-4355.