You must have noticed a lot of activity along Nevada Way between Buchanan Boulevard and Wyoming. This is a $6.5 million dollar, multi-faceted project known as “The Nevada Way Revitalization Project.” It is needed because our street, water lines and sewer lines need replacement, and it has been funded through the RTC, Utility Fund and Redevelopment Agency.
Initially, the project began as a roadway resurfacing project. As with all City pavement projects, before work begins the City’s utility system is assessed to determine maintenance needs. For this reach of Nevada Way, the Public Works Department determined both the sewer main and water mains required replacement; some appeared to be an original part of the City. The existing sewer main runs under several buildings, which has made the effort of locating the sewer main and laterals serving the buildings very challenging.
The next phase of the work includes removal of all concrete sidewalks, curb, driveways and asphalt. The old highway will be replaced with a “complete street” which includes bike lanes, wider sidewalks, bus turnouts, decorative concrete intersections, underground electric lines, and planter areas. This is a lot of construction within a very busy commercial area, and the City is committed to complete Nevada Way from 5th Street to Wyoming and 5th prior to the Fourth of July parade. This is a challenge because of the multiple utility projects and unexpected complications that arise with the utility work. Roadway improvements on the stretch from Buchanan Blvd. to 5th Street are targeted for completion by mid-August.
The final phase of the project is construction of the arch structure across Nevada Way adjacent to Starbucks. Work on the arch is tentatively scheduled to begin in August and be completed in September. While this is a longer construction window than originally anticipated, the major elements of work (utilities and roadway construction) will be complete in August.
This is the most complex project Boulder City has attempted in over 15-years, and the City recognizes that communication with the local property owners is key to the success of this Project. If you have any questions or comments during construction, please call 293-9205.
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