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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 08/07/14
Contacts: 702-515-5057    

Red Rock Canyon Seeking Comments on Infrastructure Improvement


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host a public meeting on Tuesday, August 12 at 2 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center classroom.  The informational meeting will present proposed road improvements on State Route 160 west from State Route 159 to Mountain Springs.
 
The Nevada Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, is completing an Environmental Assessment for the proposed project, and the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service are cooperating agencies. 
 
The preferred alternative includes widening State Route 160 to four lanes, an eight-foot shoulder (bicycle compliant) and a 14-foot median (raised islands with left turn pockets into the Mountain Springs area) for its 11-mile length along with other enhancements. The project is proposed to be constructed in two phases. The total estimated construction cost is between $60 and $70 million in current year dollars.
 
For more information on this proposed project, please contact Lynette Russell (NDOT) at 702-671-6601or lrussell@dot.state.nv.us, or James Caviola (C. A. Group, Inc.) at 702-685-5945 or james.caviola@c-agroup.com.
 
This open house is part of a series to give the public an opportunity to meet BLM staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock Canyon and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.
 
When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-07-2014