Media Release


Thursday, November 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Traffic/Public Works

Contact: Jace Radke
Telephone: 229-2205


Storm Drainage And Sewer Upgrade Work To Kick Off in December
Traffic Disruptions Expected On Vegas Drive From Michael Way To Rancho Drive


The city of Las Vegas will begin work on an underground storm drainage system on Vegas Drive between Michael Way and Rancho Drive in mid-December. The $14 million project will take approximately 18 months to complete, and motorists can expect traffic delays in the area while the work is being done. Work is expected to begin Dec. 10.

The work will include constructing an underground storm drainage system on Vegas Drive from Michael to Rancho to alleviate the heavy flow of storm water that has traditionally flowed down the street surface of Vegas Drive. The work will also include an upgrade to the sanitary sewer mainline from Saylor Way to Parkchester Drive and along Shadow Mountain Place on the north side of Vegas Drive.

The project will restrict traffic along Vegas Drive to one lane in each direction at various times. Also, several weekend closures of the Vegas Drive/Decatur Boulevard intersection will be required due to water main relocation work. Advance notices to the public, along with the detour plan, will be sent out prior to the closures taking place. Access to all properties will be maintained at all times.

Contri Construction Company is the contractor, and the city of Las Vegas Department of Public Works is managing the project. URS is the
construction manager. Project funding is provided by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, the city of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission.


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