The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) says there will be some overnight lane closures next week for storm drain installations at Kietzke Lane and Mill Street.

They said the project will add designated bicycle lanes and upgrade sidewalks on Kietzke Lane as well.

NDOT says vehicles will not be able to travel westbound on Mill through the Kietzke intersection during the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting on Monday, April 15 and through Friday, April 19.

They said a marked detour will be available at East Second Street and Kirman Avenue.

NDOT says other directions of traffic will be able to go through, but drivers should be aware that periodic lane reductions and traffic shifts will take place.

They said intermittent single lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures, as well as minor traffic lane switches will continue on Kietzke Lane between Mill and Galletti Way through July. 

Businesses will still have access throughout the construction process.

The lane closures are part of a project to resurface and re-stripe Kietzke with slightly realigned travel lanes so bicycle lanes can be put in on both sides of the roads. Sidewalks will be upgraded and ramps installed. Pedestrian-activated flashing crossing signs will be put at Prosperity Street and Kietzke, and roadway drainage will be enhanced.

The $3 million project by contractor, Granite Construction Company, will enhance safety and mobility for drivers and pedestrians alike.

The pedestrian safety improvements are also a part of NDOT's Safety Management Plan, which they dedicate $10 million in state highway funds for every year. Additionally, they dedicate $21 million per year to roadway safety projects and programs.

(The Nevada Department of Transportation contributed to this report).