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Decatur Construction to Slow Traffic for Two Months

Decatur Construction to Slow Traffic for Two Months

 

Work to rebuild part of Decatur Boulevard near the North Las Vegas Airport will start Monday and continue for about two months.

Starting Monday, there will be construction on Decatur Boulevard, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

In order to accommodate weekday traffic, work hours will generally be 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Because of noise concerns, there will also be some work activities during daytime hours.

At least two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak morning and afternoon hours. During nighttime work, traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction

North Las Vegas Police Crackdown on Crosswalks

North Las Vegas Police Crackdown on Crosswalks

North Las Vegas Police were out in forced Thursday, looking for people not obeying crosswalk rules.

The crackdown was from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Officers targeted mid-block crosswalks in some of the busiest traffic areas of North Las Vegas. They started at the intersection of Craig Road and Ferrell Street and then moved around the city.

According to police, they looked for three types of people: drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, drivers who passed cars already stopped for pedestrians and pedestrians who didn't use a crosswalk.

The event was part of the department’s efforts during the first week of school reminding drivers and pedestrians to pay attention to their surroundings. 

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

 

The new multi-million dollar Veterans Medical Center opens Tuesday and starting next week the Regional Transportation Commission has launched an express way to get to the center from downtown Las Vegas.

The RTC started a commuter bus route from downtown to the facility in North Las Vegas August 14. Right now, the medical center is outside the RTC’s fixed-route, residential service area. However, the transportation commission worked with the Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System to offer the transportation option.

The new express line, known as DVX, will offer limited-stop service between the Bonneville Transit Center, a new park and ride location at the Cannery Casino & Hotel and the VA Medical Center. The new service will offer free rides from August 26 through September 1. After September 1, the fare rates will be $2 for a one-way ride.

North Las Vegas Police Targeting Speeders, Distracted Drivers

North Las Vegas Police Targeting Speeders, Distracted Drivers

 

North Las Vegas Police will be out in force Tuesday looking for speeders and distracted drivers.

The effort will be from 5 to 11 a.m., along the major roads around the city. It is part of the national campaign known as Joining Forces. Officers will be looking for drivers who are not obeying posted speed limits, and drivers creating a hazard by not paying attention to the road.

The effort was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.  

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week

I-15 Nighttime Shutdown All Week

 

A once-intermittent traffic closure will become more regular this week in North Las Vegas.

As work on North 5th Street Bridge continues, crews will be closing down the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 3.

The southbound detour will be to exit I-15 southbound at Cheyenne Avenue to the right, then making a left onto Losee Road, left onto Lake Mead Boulevard, which leads back to the southbound I-15 on-ramp.

The detour is needed for crews to put up steel girders across the southbound lanes of I-15 for the North 5th Street Bridge.

This $30 million bridge improvement is part of the City’s North 5th Street Arterial project. The North 5th Street Bridge is expected to be complete in 2013.

Improvements at Crosswalk Where 6-Year-Old was Killed

Improvements at Crosswalk Where 6-Year-Old was Killed

 

The improvements at a crosswalk where a child was killed were finished Thursday.

This past October, 6-year-old Mia Decker was crossing the street at Bent Arrow Drive and Camino Eldorado with some friends when a car hit the girls. Decker was killed. Two other girls were seriously hurt.

Mia’s mother, Michelle Terry, spearheaded the effort to get new crosswalk signs that include flashing lights installed at the intersection. Terry worked with people around southern Nevada to come up with the money to pay for the new lights. The city of North Las Vegas stepped in with the rest of the money to fix the crosswalk.

“Improvements can be made like those made in this crosswalk. There were a lot of people responsible for that, people who did not know Michelle or her children. They stepped up from all over the community to help out,” Erin Breen with UNLV Safe Community Partners said.