$12-million sewer project slated to slow traffic on Rampart

The city of Las Vegas will begin a sanitary sewer pipe installation project on Rampart Boulevard next week (starting Aug. 4).

Phase 1, planned from August to October 2014, will include a sewer bypass at Lake Mead and work along Rampart between Lake Mead and Hillpointe Road. Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday for the first few weeks to place the sewer bypass system and begin work on sewer pipe placement. Showers, dishwashers and toilets west of Rampart will drain into the water recovery facility at Ft. Apache & Cheyenne, where it will eventually water golf courses and landscaping along the western edge of the valley.

It’s an 11-month construction schedule, broken into phases that will each focus on one stretch of Rampart as follows:

During Phase 1, the contractor will close the east side of Rampart entirely between Lake Mead and Hillpointe, shifting all motor vehicle traffic to the west side of the median, with one lane open to traffic in each direction. Lane restrictions on Rampart north of Lake Mead, as well as on east- and westbound Lake Mead approaching the Rampart intersection will be in place during August. Message boards should be posted in the work area beginning today, warning of the coming work zone. Buffalo Drive is recommended as an alternate route for north/south travel, but Durango, many surface streets, and even the 215, may work for some people in different phases.

The remainder of the work on Rampart is planned in these phases:

Phase II – October-December 2014 – between Hillpointe and Vegas Drive.
Phase III – December 2014-February 2015 – between Vegas Drive and the north off-ramps from Summerlin Parkway.
Phase IV – February-March 2015 – between Summerlin Parkway north off-ramps and Canyon Run Drive.
Phase V – March-May 2015 – between Canyon Run Drive and Alta Drive.

The project to install new 24-inch sewer pipe extends from Alta Drive to Lake Mead Boulevard and is expected to take about 11 months to complete, requiring lane restrictions on Rampart. Full-width repaving of Rampart is planned between Lake Mead and Canyon Run Drive.

Here’s the project map online…

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