Community members participating in F Street wall demolition
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Another milestone is being reached on Tuesday in the effort to reopen F Street to downtown Las Vegas.
Members of the community were encouraged to bring their own tools, so they could take part in helping tear down the wall.
The wall has blocked the nearby neighborhood since 2009. It was originally built as part of an expansion project for I-15.
Since then, members of the community have been upset because they said the wall has blocked off their access to downtown Las Vegas.
Once the wall comes down, crews will build a tunnel under I-15 and then reopen F Street so residents can go back and forth from both sides.
The project is expected to take one year to complete.
The wall demolition ceremony was set to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.