LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Frustration among drivers has continued this week at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue as the multi-year construction project improves our roads but causes significant delays in the process.
Las Vegas drivers have shared their concerns with 8 News Now:
“It takes forever to get home in 25 minutes by car,” said Dailin Ochoa. “It takes me 30 to 40 minutes!
“I think it’s good to fix everything and be on top, but they need to plan better for everyone,” said Bernardo Flores.
There are 24-hour lane closures as construction crews work in the Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue area until 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction in the block south of Avenue du Sahara.
The main entrance to the Sahara Hotel was temporarily closed but has since reopened.
Drivers like Alicia Risko know construction is for the best, but just when she thinks she’s figured out a way around the problem, think again!
“Two nights in a row now, I thought I was far enough past the stadium to put myself in the right lane to pass, and yet I still found myself having to navigate my way through traffic,” Alicia Risko told 8 News Now.
The lane restrictions relate to the replacement of the asphalt pavement and stripes on the north side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
The next phase of construction is currently underway on Las Vegas Blvd. between Mandalay Bay and the 215 as well as part of Spring Mountain Road and Sands from Koval Lane to Mel Torme Way.
There are alternative routes for drivers to take to avoid getting stuck.
Take Sammy Davis Junior Drive to Circus Circus Drive, Resorts World, or Genting Boulevard.
Use Paradise Road and Desert Inn, traffic apps can also tell you which roads to take.