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Improvements to West Charleston Boulevard begin next month

Improvements to West Charleston Boulevard begin next month
Posted at 5:45 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 20:45:53-04

The Nevada Department of Transportation is undertaking a 4.5 mile-long, $5.3 million mill-and-pave overlay upgrade of Charleston Boulevard (State Route 159) between Town Center Drive and Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. Mill-and-pave overlay is a street maintenance technique where large machines grind away deteriorated, cracking layers of pavement and then replace it with a new asphalt overlay for a rejuvenated smoother driving surface. It’s a cost-effective maintenance solution that extends the lifecycle of the road.

The 9-month project will require 38,000 tons of asphalt or enough blacktop to pave 6,000 average sized driveways. Other improvements include drainage and concrete median repairs as well as handicap accessible enhancements. Work is expected to start by June 26 with anticipated completion by spring of 2018.

Construction activity will primarily occur at night, with two lanes of traffic remaining open at times in both directions.