Media Release


Wednesday, May 28, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501


North Side of Michael Way and Vegas Drive Intersection To Close Next Week
Traffic Detour Required June 2-27 During Water Line And High Pressure Gas Installation And Roadway Paving


Starting approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, and ending about 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, Michael Way will be closed at the north side of the Vegas Drive intersection to allow for the installation of new water line, high pressure gas line and roadway paving across the intersection. Michael Way will remain open on the south side of the intersection. Traffic will be able to access all businesses and residences on Michael Way up to the north side of the Vegas Drive intersection. Detours will be in place to direct Michael Way through traffic to Jones Boulevard (see map).

Closure of the north leg of the intersection is required to install a new water line, high pressure gas line and roadway paving across the Vegas Drive and Michael Way intersection and complete final connection of new underground utilities. The work cannot be completed under traffic conditions. Electronic sign boards will be placed along Vegas Drive and Michael Way to warn the traveling public in advance of the closure.

The city of Las Vegas began work on the $15 million Vegas Drive Improvement project in January 2013; it is scheduled for completion in August 2014. Motorists can continue to expect traffic delays in the area while the work is being done.

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

Contri Construction Company is the contractor, and the city of Las Vegas is managing the project. URS Corporation 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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