The proposed Raiders stadium has cleared a big hurdle which was standing in the way of the construction process.
On Monday, the Regional Flood Control District announced Clark County received federal approval to relocate a flood control facility out of the footprint of the stadium site.
Now contractors can move a 1,800-foot-long section of buried reinforced concrete box culvert about 150 feet to the west to make room for the stadium, according to RFCD.
The Raiders released the following statement:
“Developing the stadium under such an aggressive schedule requires an exceptional level of cooperation from governmental agencies as well as contractors, suppliers and the construction workforce. The effort that the Regional Flood Control District, the County Department of Public Works and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put forth to relocate a major flood control culvert is a perfect example of the public agency cooperation which is essential for the project’s success.”
The federal review was required because of the joint $336 million flood control project which the federal government paid 75%. Changes to it required federal approval, a process that could have taken 12 to 18 months, according to RFCD.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and RFCD worked out an agreement to expedite the request over the summer.