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Sahara Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project

Latest News
The valley’s first High-Intensity Activated crossWalk (HAWK) signal was recently activated on Sahara Avenue near 15th Street. The HAWK signal is intended to help minimize the distance between signalized pedestrian crossings in that area of the corridor, and allows for protected pedestrian crossings by stopping road traffic only as needed. Learn more!

The Sahara Express BRT Project is nearing completion and final construction activities are taking place:

  • The right lane of Sahara Avenue westbound, between Buffalo Drive and Hualapai Way, will be closed for manhole work Thursday evening, April 12, through Friday evening, April 13
  • Intermittent traffic control for final electrical, landscaping, sidewalk, and median work is in place throughout the corridor
  • Traffic signals will be coordinated with the local traffic network when construction is complete

About the Project
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is constructing the Sahara Express Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which will consist of a 12-mile corridor that will extend from Hualapai Way to Boulder Highway. Sahara Avenue is a radial corridor located near the center of the developed metropolitan area that serves the heaviest employment centers in the Las Vegas Valley along with extensive areas of existing and planned commercial and residential development. The implementation of this project will further bolster the RTC’s efforts to implement a comprehensive bus rapid transit (BRT) network by connecting directly to two other BRT routes, the Las Vegas Monorail and the Deuce premium double-deck bus service on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Features & Benefits
  • Solar-powered transit stations
  • Raised station platforms at bus entry level
  • Passenger shelters with upgraded lighting and shading, promienent station markers and ticket vending machines
  • New curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscape improvements in certain areas
  • improved efficiency, reliability and and quality of transit service
  • Conversion of existing breakdown lanes to bus only lanes
  • Increased use of off-board fare collection
  • Expanded Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure
  • Extension of premium transit service on the Sahara transit route to outlying areas
  • Minimal increase to operating cost
Construction Notification(Subject to change)

Start Date: February 7, 2011
Estimated Project Completion: March, 2012

Construction Notifications
Construction Photo Galleries
Project Area
  • Boulder Hwy to Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Las Vegas Blvd. to Rancho Dr.
  • Rancho Dr. to Decatur Blvd.
  • Decatur Blvd. to Rainbow Blvd.
  • Rainbow Blvd. to Durango Dr.
  • Durango Dr. Hualapai Way
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Sahara Avenue Corridor Study

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