Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 | 1:55 a.m.
Motorists on the Las Vegas Strip will have extra obstacles to avoid over the next few months as crews work to improve traffic signals on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The traffic signal project will close some lanes on Las Vegas Boulevard in both directions from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning Tuesday and continuing into the summer, the Regional Transportation Commission said.
During the work, at least two travel lanes will remain open in each direction. Work will begin on the north end of the Strip at Sahara Avenue and will progress south to Russell Road.
The project is part of work being done for the Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation, or FAST, which monitors and controls traffic through an intelligent transportation system, which includes traffic cameras and sensors.
FAST controls more than 1,200 traffic signals through the valley and uses ramp meters and message signs to manage traffic on valley freeways.
Officials ask motorists to plan extra travel time and use extra caution while traveling through the resort corridor during this project.