March 23, 2010 

Another exciting project is heading to West Las Vegas. New bicycle safety lanes are being added on Vegas Drive/Owens Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Smoke Ranch Road. This new project will help make Las Vegas a more bicycle-friendly city. During the next 30 days, intermittent lane restrictions will be in effect on Vegas Drive/Owens Avenue, between Rancho Drive and Bruce Street, on Washington Avenue, between Rancho and Martin L. King Boulevard, and on Smoke Ranch Road, between Rancho and Rainbow Boulevard, as crews work to install bicycle safety lanes and signage on both sides of these roadways. Traffic lanes may be closed intermittently, while work is underway.

Work will take place during the daytime hours. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Parking may be temporarily impacted at some locations, however, parking will be available on adjacent side streets. 

The work to install bicycle safety lanes should be completed in late April. Funding for the $100,000 project is provided by an American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-R), which will be administered by the city of Las Vegas Department of Neighborhood Services. The city of Las Vegas Department of Public Works is managing the project. The contractor is Highway Striping & Signs.

This is our second project to make Ward 5 more bicycle friendly. Bike lanes were installed on H Street, between Bonanza Road and Lake Mead Boulevard, and on J Street, between Washington and Carey Avenue, last September. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling near the construction zones.