Ft. Apache Project Makes Road Safer for All
County Commissioner Justin Jones marked the completion of significant improvements along Ft. Apache Road this morning.
“This project added new bike lanes, sidewalks, streetlights, and travel lanes for vehicles in this heavily-used corridor in the southwest valley,” Commissioner Jones said. “We are working to make this area safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, and I look forward to the next phase, which will extend these improvements all the way to Blue Diamond Road.”
The project improved Ft. Apache from Warm Springs to Huntington Cove Parkway and also included work on storm drains, traffic signal upgrades and blasting of adjacent rock to make room for the wider road. The Holcim company was the contractor for this project.
In 2021, the County completed similar improvements to Ft. Apache from Tropicana Avenue to Warm Springs Road. Work on the next phase, which will be from Huntington Cove to Blue Diamond Road, could begin in 2023.
These are among several projects coming to the area. The new Southwest Ridge Park off of Grand Canyon Drive will be opened within the next few months. Also, construction may begin in the coming year on a new bicycle park at the intersection Ft. Apache and Warm Springs.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.