Media Release


Monday, August 27, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501


Road Construction On Buffalo Drive Between Lake Mead And Charleston Boulevards Starts Today
Motorists Advised To Use Rainbow Boulevard Or Durango Drive As Alternate Routes


 Starting today, August 27, and continuing through the next eight weeks, there will be construction of new roadway improvements on Buffalo Drive, between Lake Mead and Charleston boulevards.

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

Preliminary work was completed earlier this year, and consisted of improvements to sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The current work consists of removal and reconstruction of deteriorated areas of pavement, median island modifications for improved traffic flow, and placement of a pavement surface overlay and new traffic markers and striping.

Motorists are advised to use Rainbow Boulevard or Durango Drive as alternate routes.  

Las Vegas Paving Corporation is the contractor. City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are managing the project. Funding for this $1,700,000 project is provided by the city of Las Vegas.


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