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Kodachrome Road Reconstruction
Road Reconstruction Will Increase Public Safety
Project: Rebuild eight miles of Kodachrome Road, which is one of the major designated roads in the Rainbow Gardens Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Construction will include installing drainage structures and refilling the roadbed with gravel, and restoring roadside disturbances.
ARRA Funding Level: $368,000
February 2, 2011: $365,600 obligated, $342,365 spent.
Contracts: The project was funded through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which awarded the $342,240 contract to Barajas & Associates, Inc. of North Las Vegas.
Completion date: Site work was completed on July 12, 2010.
Jobs: The project employed 8 contract workers.
Local purchases: The contractor is a local small business consulting and engineering firm.
Benefits and Needs: The project will provide for proper flood control in the wash crossings, and will also create safer and better recreation opportunities for the public by returning the road to drivable conditions. Over the years, Kodachrome Road has been washed out in various places and the public has been driving outside the road bed to get through, resulting in disturbance to sensitive plant habitat.
Background: This ACEC is located immediately east of the Las Vegas Valley, and was designated for geologic, scenic and sensitive plant resources. Roads designated for motorized use provide connectivity between the Las Vegas Valley and the ACEC.
Bedrock outcrops in the road as a result of Road Reconstruction begins on Scary Hill 1.
storm events have left portions of Kodachrome