Media Release


Monday, March 16, 2009
For Immediate Release
Traffic/Public Works


Sewer System Improvement Work Disrupts Traffic At The Las Vegas Boulevard And Stewart Avenue Intersection March 20 – 23


Traffic disruptions can be expected at the Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue intersection as work on a sanitary sewer system rehabilitation project continues.

Starting at approximately 8 p.m., Friday, March 20, and continuing until 5 a.m., Monday, March 23, Las Vegas Boulevard will narrow to one southbound travel lane near Stewart. Motorists traveling northbound will be detoured from Las Vegas Boulevard at Ogden Avenue to Sixth Street and Mesquite Avenue to continue traveling north.

Stewart will be completely closed to traffic at Las Vegas Boulevard. Ogden, Mesquite and Bonanza Road are recommended for through east-west travel.

The traffic flow changes are necessary as construction crews remove and repave the intersection. This work is taking place on the weekend so as to cause the least disruption to the traveling public.

The $3.4 million sewer rehabilitation and road reconstruction project started in September. The improvement work includes the removal and replacement of the sewer system from Las Vegas Boulevard to Eighth Street, rehabilitation of the sewer system between Eighth and Maryland Parkway, and utility relocation work. Stewart will also be repaved from Las Vegas Boulevard to Maryland Parkway.

The entire project is slated for completion in April. Wells Cargo Construction is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas Department of Public Works is managing the project. Funding is provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Valley Water District.


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