Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 | 2:34 p.m.
Buffalo Drive project
Starting tonight, motorists traveling along a stretch of Buffalo Drive in the northwest valley can anticipate slower travel as a $1.7 million road construction project begins, officials said.
Construction will generally be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays to Fridays over the next eight weeks along North Buffalo Drive from West Lake Mead Boulevard to West Charleston Boulevard, according to a city of Las Vegas news release issued Monday.
Noisier construction activities may take place in the daytime, said Diana Paul, public information officer for the city.
At least two lanes in each direction on Buffalo Drive will be open during peak morning and afternoon hours, the release said. During nighttime work, traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.
Motorists who normally use Buffalo Drive are encouraged to take either North Rainbow Boulevard or North Durango Drive.
Construction workers will be removing and reconstructing deteriorated areas of pavement, adding modifications to median islands and placing a pavement surface overlay, as well as new traffic markers and striping.
The roadwork follows sidewalk improvements made earlier this year to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
The project is funded by the city of Las Vegas. The city’s Department of Operations and Maintenance is managing the project; Las Vegas Paving Corporation is the contractor.