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The RTC has partnered with Waze and joined the Connected Citizens Program in an effort to share traffic incident and road closure information with commuters. Download Waze and join other drivers in Southern Nevada who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.
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Featured RTC Blog Stories
This week, On the Road is visiting the City of Mesquite, which recently invested $4.7M on roadway improvements and street extensions on two projects.
Mesquite began major improvements on the first project to complete Falcon Ridge Parkway and Horizon Boulevard, between Canyon Crest Boulevard and Sidewinder Drive...
This week, On the Road is visiting Boulder City, which recently invested $250,000 on a significant bicycle path paving project.
Construction on the 1.5-mile bicycle path next to the Hemenway Channel (between the River Mountain trail parking lot to Pacifica Way along Boulder City Parkway/US93)...
This week, On the Road will be visiting the City of Las Vegas, which recently invested approximately $5.8 million for improvements associated with its Downtown Pedestrian Safety Program...
Interested in reading more related stories? Check out the following RTC Blog Series:
- National Workzone Awareness Week
- Roadway Funding
- Traffic Management
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MANAGE YOUR SPEED:
- Observe posted detour and/or warning signs and slow down. You’ll be in the work zone more quickly than you realize.
- Follow posted speed limits. Maintain a consistent speed with the traffic flow so you’re not caught off-guard if traffic suddenly comes to a standstill.
- Beware of flaggers and other construction workers. Slow down or stop when they indicate to do so. There is always a good reason – safety.
- Don’t resume the normal speed limit until you’re out of the construction zone and it’s safe to do so.
MANAGE YOUR SPACE:
- Avoid tailgating. If traffic suddenly stops, you won’t have room to maneuver to another lane – if another lane even exists.
- Minimize distractions. Using cell phones (which is illegal anyhow!) and eating are, in general, bad distractions when driving. They’re especially dangerous when you’re caught in an impacted work zone with many other cars and constructions workers.
- Follow the lane where cones are positioned to guide you through the work zone. By veering off-course, you run the risk of facing head-on traffic in another lane, endangering the safety of construction workers, or interrupt curing asphalt – furthering the amount of time that orange cones will be on the road.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS:
- Stay calm. Taking out your aggravation while in a construction zone helps no one and is only likely to cause harm. Remember, the temporary inconvenience now means improved transportation and/or utility infrastructure and services later.
- Plan for delays. By leaving a little earlier to get to your destination on time, you will feel less stressed and aggravated about traffic delays. Plan to use alternative routes with traffic-management apps like Waze.