SEEING ORANGE - FEBRUARY 2016
Welcome to the inaugural e-newsletter of Seeing Orange brought to you by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). With hundreds of development, utility and roadway improvement projects underway across Southern Nevada, the RTC partnered with local jurisdictions, government agencies, the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA) to launch Seeing Orange as a means to provide you with road construction information. We hope you find this information valuable as you plan your commute.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED ABOUT YOUR COMMUTE
You can now stay informed about roadway projects across the valley through a variety of ways. View RTC General Manager Tina Quigley’s message that will keep you informed about resources to navigate around the valley’s orange cones.
RTC TO LAUNCH WAZE PARTNERSHIP
Did you know that you can download Waze, a free navigation app, today? Waze is a free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. The two-way data share of publicly available traffic information creates the most accurate update on up-to-the-minute roadway conditions. Over the last few months, the RTC has been working with Waze’s Connected Citizens Program to share road closures, detours and real-time traffic accidents with app users. We anticipate the RTC-Waze partnership to launch in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for this announcement as the RTC is working to provide you with a variety of solutions to stay informed and connected about roadway projects that could impact your commute.
IN THE CONES
Through seeingorangenv.com and our hotline (702) 928-CONE, we have heard from many of you looking for updates regarding roadway projects throughout the valley. Here are some major projects that have received the most inquiries.
- Paradise Whitney Interceptor (CCWRD)— Clark County Water Reclamation District’s (CCWRD) Paradise Whitney Interceptor (PWI) sewer rehabilitation project is currently under construction from Valley View Boulevard and Serene Avenue in the southwest valley to Nellis Boulevard and Flamingo Road in the southeast valley. The 13-mile project is the largest pipeline expansion project undertaken in CCWRD history. The $160 million investment will ensure that the community maintains a safe and reliable system for delivering wastewater from our homes and businesses to treatment facilities. Final completion is projected for the summer of 2018. For current project information, work locations and traffic restrictions, please visit thelvpipeline.com.
- Flamingo Corridor Improvements Project (RTC)— Work is currently underway on Flamingo Road from Jones Boulevard to Sandhill Road with intermittent lane closures. Improvements include the installation of more than 100 new transit shelters, dedicated bus/bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings. This project will be completed by October 2016. For current project information, visit rtcsnv.com/flamingo.
- Tropicana Avenue Roadwork (NDOT)— The Nevada Department of Transportation is continuing work along Tropicana Avenue between Eastern Avenue and Sandhill Road. A 24-hour left-lane closure is currently in place between Eastern Avenue and McLeod Drive in both directions. Other areas will experience lane closures during overnight hours with possible single-lane closures during daytime
DOWN THE ROAD
Want to know what’s ahead? Take a look at the list of roadway projects that may impact your commute in the near future:
- Sahara Avenue Pipe Rehabilitation (LVVWD)— The Las Vegas Valley Water District is expected to begin work on a pipeline rehabilitation project on Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard this month. The project will replace deteriorating pipeline and is necessary to ensure water system reliability in this area. Day and nighttime work will require intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project which is expected to be completed by June 2016. For more information about this project, call 702-822-8497.
- I-15 North, Craig Road to Speedway Boulevard (NDOT)— A 4.8-mile-long widening of Interstate-15 between Craig Road and Speedway Boulevard in North Las Vegas is scheduled to break ground this summer. The planned improvements will widen the roadway from four to six travel lanes as well as widen four structures over Range Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Construction will take place during daytime and nighttime hours, with at least two lanes of traffic remaining open at all times in each direction during peak use hours. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2018 and will improve safety, reduce travel times, decrease congestion, improve pavement longevity and expand capacity. For more information about this project, please call 702-385-6509
- Eastern and the I-215 Ramps (Clark County)— Clark County will be breaking ground mid-June on a rehabilitation project that includes repaving on Eastern Avenue between Serene Avenue and the I-215 bridge deck and the rehabilitation of the I-215 on- and off-ramps at Eastern Avenue. The project will require night work from Serene to the I-215 ramps and day work from Wigwam Avenue to Warm Springs Road as well as intermittent full-ramp closures which on the weekend during overnight hours. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2016. For more information, please contact Clark County Public Works at 702-455-6000.