Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear will preside over the groundbreaking for a new traffic signal and related work on Lake Mead Boulevard at Comstock Drive/Stella Lake Street at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. A new traffic signal system, ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, pedestrian signals, signage and street marking upgrades will be added at the intersection.
Work hours will generally be restricted to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; additional restrictions may be imposed to accommodate the walk-to-school routes. The contractor will reduce Lake Mead Boulevard to two lanes in each direction during the project. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, the contractor also may reduce Lake Mead Boulevard to one lane in each direction when needed for certain elements of construction.
The construction is needed to improve pedestrian safety for those walking to numerous nearby schools and utilizing the adjacent, high-volume RTC bus stops, and assist with vehicular traffic management from nearby neighborhoods, schools and businesses in the Las Vegas Enterprise Park as the vehicles access Lake Mead Boulevard.
The cost of improvements is budgeted at approximately $600,000, funded by the Regional Transportation Commission Fuel Revenue Indexing taxes. Muller Construction is the contractor. Completion of the project is expected in February 2019.