24/7 Roadwork To Affect Two Major Thoroughfares For Next Two Weekends

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Some badly needed road work will be tying up parts of two of the busiest streets in the valley for the next two weekends.
 
Charleston Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Third and Sixth streets from 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 13, and again from 9 p.m. July 17 through 5 a.m. July 20.
 
Also, Las Vegas Boulevard will remain reduced to one lane in each direction from Stewart to Sahara avenues. 
 
The lane restrictions are part of the work on Las Vegas Boulevard from Stewart to Sahara that began back in late April. Work will include replacing underground utilities (water, sewer, storm drain, gas, fiber optic/smart city infrastructure), traffic signals, medians, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and full-depth pavement; replanting median trees; and adding 200 new trees, bus stop access, pedestrian improvements, two new right-turn pockets and additional illuminated neon signs in the new medians. Right-turn pockets will be added at the Charleston Boulevard and Stewart Avenue intersections.
   
Work on the entire Las Vegas Boulevard Stewart to Sahara project is expected to take three years. Work hours generally are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, but work will continue around the clock during the two marathon weekends July 9-13 and July 17-20.
 
Drivers should expect lane restrictions and delays on Las Vegas Boulevard; Maryland Parkway and Grand Central Parkway are recommended as alternate routes for north- and southbound traffic.
 
The existing waterlines to be replaced are from 1955, the storm drains from 1954, some of the traffic signals from 1965, and the sewer pipe from 1942. This is the largest roadway project in the history of the city of Las Vegas.