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Henderson Breaking Ground on Improvements to Three Heavily Traveled Roadways

July 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

What: The first Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) funded project groundbreaking for the City of Henderson
When:  Thursday, July 24, 9 a.m.
Where:  460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd., next to Green Valley High School

Henderson, Nev. – Three of the most heavily traveled roadways in Henderson will soon be getting a major upgrade, making the roadways safer for drivers and bicyclists through funding by Fuel Revenue Indexing.

On Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m., City Councilwoman Debra March will kick off the three projects to improve areas of Eastern Avenue, Warm Springs Road and Whitney Ranch Drive. The $4.6 million projects will improve traffic flow along the busy roadways making the areas safer for bicyclists and motorists. The projects include replacement of asphalt, sidewalk ramps and creating or restriping bicycle lanes.

The project, funded through Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI), will create 60 jobs. Through FRI, revenue is generated every time a motorist fuels their vehicle, and a portion of what they pay at the pump helps to create jobs by funding transportation and public safety projects throughout Clark County.

“Fuel Revenue Indexing will fund this much needed project in Henderson and bring new jobs to our community,” said Councilwoman March, who also serves as the vice chairwoman of the Regional Transportation Commission Board of Commissioners.

Work is scheduled to begin next week on the projects and will be completed by the end of 2014.

The three projects are:

  • Warm Springs Road – Arroyo Grande Boulevard to Stephanie Street, which includes removal and replacement of asphalt pavement, sidewalk ramp replacements and restriping bicycle lanes to make them more visible. Total project cost: $1.3 million and will create 17 jobs.
  • Eastern Avenue – Coronado Center Drive to Silverado Ranch Boulevard, which includes the removal and replacement of asphalt pavement, sidewalk ramp replacements and creating bicycle lanes. Total project cost: $1.07 million and will create 14 jobs.
  • Whitney Ranch Drive – Russell Road to Arroyo Grande Boulevard, which includes repaving, sidewalk ramp replacements, creating bicycle lanes and a new traffic signal at Patrick Lane. Total project cost: $2.24 million and will create 29 jobs.

For motorists, the FRI averages out to about a dime a day over the three-year period from 2014-2016. Funds help keep pace with material and labor costs, raising $700 million, funding 199 projects and creating 9,000 jobs. For more information, visit rtcsnv.com/fri. 

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 280,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and Liveability.com), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes, InsuranceProviders.com, Law Street Media, Movato.com), and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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