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Boulder Highway pedestrian safety project underway in Las Vegas

Posted: 11:06 PM, Jan 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 02:23:29-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Boulder Highway pedestrian safety project is underway, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Thursday, the department announced the $1.5 million project aimed at increasing the safety of pedestrians on the busy roadway is in full swing after starting last month.

Included in the planned six months of work, will be a focus on eight different locations along Boulder Highway, from adding mid-block crossings to overhead flashing lights.

The improvement areas are listed here:

Oakey Boulevard – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, and add a new crosswalk.

Boulder Palms Senior Apartment Community, 4350 Boulder Highway – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, plus place a new Danish offset median and add a new crosswalk.

Whitney Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, reconfigure the median and add a new crosswalk.

Hamilton Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights,

Corn Street – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.

Foster Avenue – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.

Lowery Street – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.

Veterans Affairs Southeast Clinic, 1020 S. Boulder Highway – Install overhead rapid flashing beacons in both directions, with pedestrian crossing warning signs and lights, place a new Danish offset, make median upgrades and add a new crosswalk.

Boulder Highway was built in 1931 as part of the Hoover Dam. At the time, it was the valley’s only freeway. Since then homes, businesses, schools, and casinos have changed the character of the area – turning Boulder Highway into an oversized local street.

Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, according to NDOT, with the project scheduled to be finished during the summer.