Maryland Parkway Alternatives Analysis

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Maryland Parkway is an integral north-south corridor for the local community. Anchored by McCarran International Airport to the south and downtown Las Vegas to the north, the Corridor connects many high-activity centers, including University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the Boulevard Mall, Sunrise Hospital, and a number of commercial and retail areas. It’s also a high-traffic transit region, carrying more than 9,500 passengers per day via direct connections to four of the Valley’s busiest routes, and a new transit center at UNLV will only increase these numbers.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has long recognized that this Corridor has the potential to benefit from investment in transit infrastructure, which could include various enhancements not only to transit service but also to pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Redevelopment of the Corridor may incorporate Complete Streets design principles, which aim to improve access for all users while enabling transit to be a more viable transportation option.

ABOUT THE CORRIDOR

Overview

  • The Maryland Parkway Corridor provides access to many of the valley’s significant activity centers: Downtown Las Vegas, Sunrise Hospital, Boulevard Mall, UNLV, and McCarran Airport. Together, these centers provide 35,000 jobs for valley residents.
  • Most of Maryland Parkway between Charleston Boulevard and Russell Road has six traffic lanes.
  • Vehicle volumes on Maryland Parkway range from 17,000 per day near Russell Road to 36,000 per day just north of Flamingo Road.



RTC System Map and Route 109

ABOUT THE STUDY


View the draft Maryland Parkway Alternatives Analysis

Letters of Support
Nevada Commission on Tourism
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

FUNDING

Federal funding, including the FTA’s New Starts Program, could be a key source of financial support. Conducting an Alternatives Analysis is the first step in the process for development of a project to be funded under the federal New Starts or Small Starts programs. This process will provide a local forum for evaluating the costs, benefits, and impacts of a range of transportation alternatives designed to address mobility concerns and other locally-defined objectives in the corridor.

GET INVOLVED!

Past events have included public workshops in June 2013, May 2013 and November 2012 where community issues were identified and ideas developed to improve mobility and safety within the Maryland Parkway Corridor.

Check back for more information on upcoming events!

Contact us!

  • Email: christiansens@rtcsnv.com
  • Telephone: 702-676-1891
  • Fax: 702-676-1598
  • Mail: RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106, Attention: Maryland Parkway Alternatives Analysis.