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Old 11-01-2015, 11:38 AM
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Exciting times ahead

Road construction may be worse than ever in Las Vegas

Orange cones and heavy equipment have popped up throughout the valley,
tangling drivers in a seemingly endless construction zone.

A surge of funding and a growing economy have spurred road improvement
projects and infrastructure development valley wide.

Agencies are getting a chance to catch up on projects stalled during the
recession and plan for the future. Meanwhile, residents are left trying to
navigate suddenly stressful commutes.
a — Project Neon (widening 3.7 miles of road)
b — Connection ramps to the 215 Beltway, widening U.S. 95 in both directions, building a bridge to link southbound U.S. 95 to the westbound Beltway, new storm drainage, signs, lighting and landscaping and more.
c — Airport Connector, phase II (building a flyover ramp and bridge connecting the southbound Airport Connector to the eastbound 215 Beltway, widening a bridge carrying westbound 215 traffic over the Airport Connector, and more.)
d — Bringing 3 miles of the Beltway to full freeway standards, flood control improvements, extending the western 215 Beltway bicycle/pedestrian trail; building a new bridge to carry Centennial Parkway over the Beltway, and more.
e — Improving highway and flood infrastructure, converting road to a full freeway
f — Repaving and improving sidewalk ramps, installing conduit for a future intelligent traffic systems project
g — Repaving and reconstructing sidewalk ramps
h — Milling, overlaying and restriping to construct dedicated transit lanes, installation of new transit shelters, traffic signal upgrades, and more.
i — Main Street improvement, phase II (improving traffic flow to make the area safer for bicyclists and pedestrians by adding shared bike and vehicle lanes; widening sidewalks, and more)
j — Storm drain and sewer upgrades, and more.
k — Repaving project and updating sidewalk ramp/curbing.
L — Flood control improvements, widening, and more.
m — Improving sidewalk areas, reconstructing deteriorated pavement, improving bicycle lanes, and more
n — High View Drive (repaving); Valle Verde Drive (rehabilitation)
o — Repaving and widening, adding a bike lane, updating pedestrian areas, and more.
p — Resurfacing, updating sidewalk ramp, and more.
q — Repaving/repairing sidewalks and driveways, new streetlights; flood control infrastructure, and more.
r — Ensuring adequate capacity for wastewater collection

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Old 11-01-2015, 12:59 PM
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I've seen people get into the the wrong lane more times than I can count from all the construction. It's usually at a stop light and they end up blocking traffic flowing the other direction because they insist on still having a left turn only lane.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:13 PM
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Can't wait.
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Location: Salt Lake City/Las Vegas
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Originally Posted by von949 View Post
Exciting times ahead
Agreed - and good for Las Vegas.

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Old 11-02-2015, 03:09 AM
Location: Somewhere.
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Don't you know that the orange cones are our state bird?
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PinkString View Post
Don't you know that the orange cones are our state bird?
No, those are the state tree. The flying plastic grocery / Walmart bag is the state bird!
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:31 AM
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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I see the signs that say road work reduced speed limit fines double but I never see any signs on what that reduced speed limit is??? and I agree how confusing the cones are I know when last year on DI when they had construction all summer it was like a demolition derby I saw 3 accidents in one day caused by confusion and I had almost 2 times I thought I was also going to get it the only thing that saved it from happening is the other driver as just as confused and we both stopped looked at each other and shook our heads and then tried to proceed on in the correct lane I think. I also have concerns about the road workers only having plastic cones to protect them in most states it is law that Jersey cement barriers be used and law that the police either do the traffic control or they have one car at the beginning of construction and one at the end so any speed violators or people driving like a nut get pulled over and ticketed or arrested. Out side of us motorist being at risk the road workers are even at a higher risk. This is going to be interesting for a while I just hope no loss of life or serious injuries happen.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I failed to see a light rail line on your list, Von! Something that would bring this procrastinating, stuck-in-the-60's, car-centric city into the 21st century!
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Location: 89121
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And nowhere do I see the mess that is called Eastern and Pecos
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Location: San Francisco born/raised - Las Vegas
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Glad to see this. Ultimately, these are much needed improvements.
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