Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 | 10:20 p.m.
Construction has begun on a $680,000 infrastructure makeover at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Throughout the next month, the 1.5 million-acre national park will welcome repairs to bridges, drainage culverts, roads, campgrounds and trails.
Construction crews started the first project, painting new pavement markings and striping in the Lake Mohave District on Oct. 1. Katherine Landing, Willow Beach Access Road and Eldorado Canyon Access Road will also receive new pavement markings.
At Katherine Landing, the lower campgrounds have been closed until Oct. 10, while the site receives new asphalt pavement. The Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail will be closed Oct. 24-26 while crews remove loose rocks and repair exposed sections.
Along Northshore and Lakeshore roads, visitors may experience long delays while crews refresh the drainage culverts Oct. 8-12. The culverts will receive concrete patching, erosion control and joint filler.
The project is funded by the Lake Mead National Recreation Area cyclic maintenance fund.