Business And Property Owner Stakeholders To Attend At City Hall At 6 P.M.
Business and property owners along Main Street from Charleston Boulevard to Las Vegas Boulevard are invited to attend a public meeting at Las Vegas City Hall Wednesday, March 22, to discuss a proposal to accelerate the road construction on Main Street between Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards. The meeting will be held at 495 S. Main St. on the first floor in Training Room 3 at 6 p.m.
If acceptable, the new plan should bring Main Street road construction to completion approximately three months earlier than the original plan. However, there would be no parking on Main Street between Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards for four months, until southbound traffic is moved to Commerce. Traffic would be restricted to one lane in each direction day and night. Construction is expected to begin April 10, if approved.
Phase 2 of the Main Street Improvement project, which began in May 2016, will improve traffic flow within the corridor by converting Main Street and Commerce Street to a one-way couplet between Oakey Boulevard and Garces Avenue and make the area safer for bicyclists and pedestrians by adding bike lanes and wider sidewalks. The project also includes storm drain and roadway improvements, new street lighting, traffic signals, landscaping trees and more. The $36 million project was scheduled to take approximately 28 months to complete.
The original construction plan for the Main Street/Commerce Street one-way couplet called for the completion of construction on Commerce before beginning the stretch of Main Street between Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards. Construction continues in other locations on Main Street at night, with lane restrictions between Gass and Coolidge avenues and from Garces to Charleston. Private utility relocations (Southwest Gas, CenturyLink, Cox, NV Energy) have been required on both Main Street and Commerce, and are continuing.
Las Vegas Paving is the contractor for this project and Atkins is the construction manager for the city. The project is funded by Fuel Revenue Indexing, the city of Las Vegas general fund and the room tax.