LAS VEGAS - Many drivers wonder what's behind the long waits on northbound Las Vegas Boulevard at Flamingo Road.
Construction crews are transforming Bill's Gamblin' Hall into the Gansevoort Las Vegas. They are also developing the Linq project in the same area.
Construction is wrapping on the Linq. It only has another 40 days. Bill's Gamblin' Hall work, meanwhile, is just getting started and will be underway for another year. The area is loaded with cones, closures and lane restrictions as far north as the Mirage.
The Regional Transportation Commission and Clark County examined the area to see if adjustments can be made. Unfortunately, not much can be done.
A bottleneck sits north of Flamingo Road, and increasing the amount of time for green lights would only back up traffic into the intersection. The traffic signal timing is operating at capacity, and there is no room for adjustments.
Motorists are advised to avoid the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo entirely until Linq is completed. If you have to drive here, add travel time and expect delays.
What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.