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Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Three of the busiest roads in Henderson will soon be getting a makeover thanks to the fuel tax increase voted in by the Clark County Commission last year.

A groundbreaking is set for Thursday for improvements along Eastern Avenue, Warm Springs Road and Whitney Ranch Drive.

The $4.6 million projects will improve traffic flow by creating and restriping bicycle lanes, repaving the roads and making sidewalk ramps.

The money for the projects is coming from the county’s Fuel Revenue Indexing. It will create about 60 jobs. The projects are expected to be finished by the end of next year.

Construction on Galleria Dr. forcing side street closure

Construction on Galleria Dr. forcing side street closure

A road construction project in Henderson will force the closure of a side street used by residents of a subdivision.

The city of Henderson is working on adding a section to Galleria Drive past Pabco Road. However, to allow for paving operations along Galleria Drive, crews will need to close McCormick Road.

The closure means residents in the Weston Hills subdivision will need to enter and exit their neighborhood along Weston Ridge Street.

The closure is expected to last through April 30.



St. Patrick's Parade and Festival Force Bus Route Changes

Starting Friday, the Regional Transportation Center will have some service detours in the Henderson area because of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade and festival.

The changes start at 3 p.m. Friday through 11 p.m. Saturday. Impacted routes will be Route 217 - Warm Springs, Boulder Highway Express, and Henderson and Downtown Express.

For details on changes, riders can go to rtcsnv.com.

The festival is taking place in Henderson's historic Water Street district through Sunday. For details on the festival, go to hendersonlive.com.

Landscaping Forces Lane Reduction on Lake Mead Parkway

Lanes along Lake Mead Parkway were reduced Wednesday while crews worked on landscaping.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews reduced eastbound lanes on Lake Mead Parkway from Fiesta Street to the U.S. 95 southbound on ramp, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The crews were working on the landscaping in the median of the on ramp.

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Independence Day brings plenty of parties and celebrations, and Henderson Police want people to have fun responsibly.

Henderson Police will be joined by other area law enforcement agencies for the holiday weekend in an enforcement effort against drunk driving.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 66 of 259 deaths on state roads last year, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. Of the 124 people killed this year, alcohol is cited as a factor in 29 cases.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

The city of Henderson is hosting two bike fairs this month as part of its effort to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community.

The first fair will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

The second will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 South Green Valley Parkway.

At the fairs, residents will learn how to safely ride their bikes, the top places to ride a bicycle in the city and the amenities offered by the city, the Henderson Police Department, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Clark County School District.

The city is looking to earn the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. It would be the first community in the southern Nevada to earn the designation.