West Las Vegas residents and community leaders celebrated the completion of the $13.6 million F Street underpass project this morning.
The F Street underpass at Interstate 15 was blocked in September 2008 for the widening of I-15 North, leading to years of protest and accusations of racism. The project resurfaced F Street for a smoother ride, and added sidewalks, curbs and gutters. It was a joint-effort between the city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation.
The street now allows one lane of median divided vehicle traffic in each direction between the D Street connector and McWilliams Avenue, while also accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists. Other enhancements include lighting and landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with two decorative 50-foot-tall towers reminiscent of the Moulin Rouge on Bonanza Road.
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