Federal grant could help improve pedestrian safety
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CREATED Sep. 3, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A $1 million federal grant could help improve pedestrian safety in the City of Las Vegas.
The Community Development Block Grant money would go towards construction of sidewalks in the city's first ward and make sidewalks at intersections compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city said.
Most of the work is expected to take place on Arville Street and Lindell Road between Charleston Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, said public works director Jorge Cervantes.
Roughly half of the intersections in the area are not ADA-compliant, Cervantes said. Some neighborhoods have no sidewalks or gaps in the sidewalks, which the project is expected to correct.
Cervantes said the city also chose to work in the area because several schools are nearby. Many of the neighborhoods were first built in the 1950's and 1960's, the city said.
"Back then, ADA regulations weren't in place," said Cervantes. "Some of them don't have sidewalks because they were more rural roads back then."
The project design is expected to take about six months and construction is expected to take another six months.
The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to accept the grant.