June 12, 2018

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) plans to close southbound Sparks Boulevard from I-80 to Greg Street from 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 17 for roadway striping as part of the final construction activities for the SouthEast Connector project.

Southbound traffic will detour to McCarran Boulevard and Vista Boulevard. Drivers going north from Greg Street will still be able to use Sparks Blvd.

At 97% completion, the RTC is in the homestretch on the way to finishing the SouthEast Connector. Only two major activities remain prior to opening the road to traffic, including finishing Huffaker Bridge and final paving and road-striping operations.

The SouthEast Connector is not open just yet, and the RTC is asking people to please respect the construction zone. For everyone’s safety, please stay out of the project site, as there is active construction occurring.

The RTC is planning a community-wide pre-grand opening celebration and road preview with a fun run, walk and bike event scheduled for Saturday, June 30. The road is anticipated to officially open to traffic on Friday, July 6.  More details will be available in the coming weeks at SouthEastConnector.com, RTC social media pages and in the weekly project stakeholder update.