The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently completed a $17.3 million upgrade of Las Vegas Boulevard (S.R. 604) from Carey Avenue to just north of Craig Road in north Las Vegas.
Aggregate Industries was the general contractor on the project, with AECOM as project manager. The 4.6-mile-long project created new concrete bus lanes and improved median islands with drought tolerant landscaping, metal sculptures and mid-block crossings with overhead flashing beacons. A Danish offset median also was added, along with new curbs, gutters and sidewalks.
Other improvements entailed milling and overlaying the existing asphalt roadway between Carey Avenue and Nellis Boulevard, which meant placing 43,400 tons of asphalt, or the equivalent of paving 8,680 driveways, and moving enough dirt to fill almost 600 average-sized swimming pools. The 15-month project finished on time and within budget.
“This rural sparsely traveled area has transformed over time into a densely developed area with heavy pedestrian activity,” NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said in a release. “As such, these improvements greatly enhance safety, mobility and traffic flows through a mature but vital and active community corridor.”