weather icon Clear

Improvements to Fifth Street underway

Work began Monday and will continue through the month on Fifth Street as the first part of a street reconstruction project in the city.

The project includes road and utility improvements and will encompass Fifth Street from Avenue B to Aztec Place. It’s part of the Arizona Street reconstruction project, which is scheduled to begin in September and will include underground utility installations; sidewalk, curb and gutter replacements; and pavement replacement on Arizona Street between Nevada Way and Utah Street.

“The Fifth Street reconstruction project includes underground electrical work, water service and fire hydrant replacements, installation of new street lights, concrete and asphalt work,” said Scott Hansen, public works director and acting city manager. “The asphalt will be completely removed and replaced with a new street.”

The roads will not be closed during construction.

“The road should be open at all times, although there will be times there are flaggers stopping vehicles to direct one-way traffic,” Hansen said. “Work in front of driveways will require closure for a few hours at a time, but residents will be notified and given an opportunity to move their vehicles out in advance.”

The contractor, Foxy Construction LLC, was the low bidder for the project with a cost of $262,220.

According to Hansen, funding for the project will come from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. The RTC previously gave the city $1.25 million for street reconstruction projects.

“The reason the funding agreement is so much more than the low bid is the fact public works broke this into a small project to make sure Fifth Street is completed while school is not in session,” Hansen said. “The rest of the RTC roadway funding will go toward the Arizona Street reconstruction project. The utility work associated with the project (electrical and water) will come from the utility fund.”

Foxy Construction is expected to finish the work by Aug. 10.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Council OKs expanded solar lease

More money is coming to the city’s coffers as council members recently approved adding land to a lease option held by Silver Peak Solar LLC.

City staff target of unemployment fraud

Fraudulent unemployment claims were recently filed against some city employees, but they were not caused by a breach of the city’s or the state’s computer systems, according to officials.

City files motion to dismiss open meeting law violation claims

A new motion to dismiss some of the claims in an Eighth District Court case against the city has been filed, and a hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

Show of Support

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Business Beat: Comic store to move downtown

A small business is taking a big step forward and moving into a new location in downtown Boulder City.

Meeting to discuss city attorney canceled due to improper notice

A special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, to discuss firing City Attorney Steve Morris was canceled because the process server did not give him proper notice of the meeting, despite initially saying he did.

Risk of water shortages projected

An increased risk of potential water shortages in the Colorado River Basin is expected for the next five years, according to projections released earlier this week by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Grant program to aid small businesses

Boulder City has a new grant program to help its small businesses and residents weather through the COVID-19 storm.

Survey reveals fewer ‘historic’ properties

Boulder City will not lose its spot on the National Register of Historic Places even though it no longer has enough contributing properties in the historic area.

Program reimburses families for missed school meals

Students in Boulder City may receive money to pay for meals they missed out at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.