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Groundbreaking to mark F Street downtown reconnection

Reported by: Christine Kim

Reported by: Sandra Gonzalez
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Updated: 5/07/2013 3:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- It will be a big day for the west Las Vegas community as a groundbreaking will be held at 6 p.m. Monday to reopen F Street near Interstate 15.

It's been closed for years, separating a community from direct access to the downtown area.

Neighbors in the historic community are still nursing some wounds left from years ago when the street was closed.

According to a news release from the City of Las Vegas, construction is scheduled to begin in early June and be completed by the end of 2014.

The project will involve constructing bridge structures to carry I-15 and interchange ramp traffic over F Street, reconstructing F Street from Bonanza Road to Washington Avenue, aesthetic elements celebrating the history of West Las Vegas and various utility and storm drain improvements to accommodate the new underpass.

Since 2010, the city of Las Vegas and Nevada Department of Transportation have been working closely with the neighboring community to develop a plan to reopen F Street. This has involved citizen input on the design, aesthetics and more. In all, more than 20 meetings and workshops were held.

Las Vegas Paving Corporation was awarded the bid contract for $13.6 million.
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