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Construction Continues at Glendale, More Closures Start Monday

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Work on the Glendale Avenue Reconstruction Project is about a halfway done. Five miles of the north side lanes of Glendale are now repaved for drivers. But there's still a lot of work to be done on the south side lanes and these lane closures have raised concerns amidst Hot August Nights activities.

Baldini's Casino is right in the thick of it when it comes to the Glendale Avenue project, but it’s also one of the hot spots for tourists during Hot August Nights.

Baldini’s Marketing Director, Randy Wike, says despite lane closures and heavy equipment surrounding the popular casino, the building is still very much open.

"Turn onto Glendale and go into our far entrance down here or come up 21st and go to Freeport,” says Wike. Even with the help of signs pointing to business access for Baldini's and other companies in the area. 

Mary Wheeler is a tourist who says the orange cones are too difficult to follow.

"Today we had to reroute everything to come here; to me it's just a big mess,” says Wheeler.

But Meg Ragonese with the Department of Transportation says construction crews are doing everything they can to minimize the impact on drivers.

"Throughout construction access to all businesses will remain available,” says Ragonese.

The north side lanes of Glendale have been rebuilt and repaved from east McCarran to just west of Rock Boulevard. Rock and Galetti have also been repaved at the intersection of Glendale.

The excavation and repaving of the south side lanes of Glendale and 2nd Street from east McCarran all the way to Kietzke will be happening from now until late November. You can still drive through this area, just on one half of the road while they work on the other half.

The south end of Rock between Glendale and Freeport will be closed until early September.

The following changes are scheduled to start early on Monday morning

• August 14 through late August: The southbound on-ramp and both the northbound on and off-ramp between I-580 and Glendale Avenue/Second Street will close 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ramp closures allow crews to reconstruct Second Street in the area. Marked detours will be available via Mill Street and Rock Boulevard.

• August 14 through fall: Major roadway reconstruction will take place on Second Street/Glendale Avenue between Kietzke Lane and Galletti Way. The road will remain open to traffic, but both directions of traffic will first be shifted to the north side through the road work zone as crews excavate approximately 16 inches of road surface and then rebuild and repave for a smoother roadway. Business and residential access will remain available. 

• The south side of Rock Boulevard, currently closed to through traffic from Glendale Avenue to just north of Freeport Boulevard, is scheduled to reopen in early September. The road closure helped fast-track construction of a more durable concrete roadway surface at the heavily-traveled intersection. 

• Roadway reconstruction will also continue on Glendale Avenue between Rock and east McCarran boulevards. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and follow all road work signage. 

The anticipated finish for the entire project is late November.

(Nevada Department of Transportation contributed to this report.)

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