Beginning July 7, lane and intersection closures will shift as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation's Glendale Avenue reconstruction project.

The following changes are scheduled to take place by Friday on Glendale Avenue between East McCarran Boulevard and Galletti Way:

• Traffic currently travels through the Glendale Avenue road work zone on the south side of the road, with one lane open in each direction. Both directions of traffic will be shifted to travel on the north side through the road work zone.

• The north side of Rock Boulevard from Glendale Avenue to Hymer Avenue will reopen to through traffic. The south side of Rock Boulevard will subsequently close to through traffic from Glendale Avenue to just north of Freeport Boulevard. The closure is scheduled to take place through August, with local detours available. The road closure is needed to fast-track construction of a more durable concrete roadway surface at the heavily-traveled intersection. The closures cut the time of construction at the Rock Boulevard intersection in half, from as much as six months to two to three months. 

• Galletti Way at Glendale Avenue will reopen to through traffic. Galletti Way had been temporarily closed at Glendale Avenue for construction of a concrete road surface at the intersection.

Beginning July 10, limited closures will take place on East Second Street/Glendale Avenue near the Grand Sierra Resort, with business access remaining available. 

Thus far, construction is roughly one-third complete, with more than 1,800 yards of new concrete poured to construct new concrete surfaces on the north side of the Rock Boulevard and Galletti Way intersections. More than five miles of westbound Glendale Avenue travel and turn lanes have also been excavated and repaved.

The approximately $14 million improvement project by contractor Granite Construction will improve Glendale Avenue for the as many as 14,500 vehicles traveling the road daily, including many heavy trucks and other commercial vehicles. As part of the project, approximately two and a half miles of Glendale Avenue and Second Street between Kietzke Lane and east McCarran Boulevard will be completely reconstructed and repaved. Sidewalk and roadway drainage improvements will also be made.

The road was last fully repaved in 1995, with minor resurfacing in some areas more recently.

At least one access to each business will remain available during business hours, but on-street parking will not be available throughout construction. 

Major construction is scheduled to continue through late 2017, with potential minor finishing construction in spring 2018. Further project information is available at or by dialing (775) 352-1920.

(Nevada Department of Transportation contributed to this report.)