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Nevada officials seek feedback on Boulder Highway changes

December 26, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada’s Regional Transportation Commission is seeking public feedback for its plans to revamp the 16-mile Boulder Highway that connects Las Vegas and Boulder City.

The RTC took online surveys earlier this year and is seeking more feedback on needed improvements through its Reimagine Boulder Highway website.

RTC metropolitan planning director Craig Raborn says most drivers use the highway for a short distance rather than using it to connect between the two cities and the highway needs to accommodate the different uses.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the RTC hopes to split the highway into difference sections, including a high-speed area and one for buses and bicyclists.

The Nevada Department of Transportation has already begun adding flashing pedestrian crossing signs and lighting to the highway.

Raborn says construction on the highway changes could begin as soon as 2020.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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