The city of Las Vegas will begin work Sept. 8, on new pedestrian safety measures downtown at the intersections of Fremont/Main, Fremont/First and Fremont/Fourth streets. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The $5.8 million project will provide enhanced bollard security, street lighting, traffic signals and pedestrian sidewalk improvements at those intersections, along with similar improvements at the intersections of Fremont/Casino Center Boulevard, Fremont/Third and First Street/Stewart Avenue. The project will take nine months to complete. Motorists can expect lane restrictions and delays in the area. For the first four months, north-south alternate routes include Casino Center Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway.
The project primarily will restrict traffic at the intersections of Fremont/Main, Fremont/First and Fremont/Fourth streets from Sept. 8 to January 2021. Then traffic restrictions will shift to the intersections of Fremont/Casino Center Boulevard, Fremont/Third and First/Stewart Avenue from January to June 2021. Safety and maintaining public access at all times to the nearby properties will be high priorities during the work.
The Downtown Pedestrian Safety Program Phase 1 project is part of the city’s ongoing pedestrian safety improvement plan. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor. The project is funded by the Regional Transportation Commission Fuel Revenue Indexing tax. Those with questions or concerns during the work should call 702-448-9100.