As part of the Downtown Access Project (DAP), the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has begun the next phase of outreach focused on gathering additional input from residents and business owners immediately adjacent to the project area. This is one of the largest, most impactful projects ever undertaken in the Las Vegas Valley, and NDOT is committed to ensuring that it benefits those who live and work in the surrounding
community, in addition to those passing through.
Over the next few months, the DAP team will embark on expanded outreach initiatives in this area, including:
- Opening a neighborhood project office to be a constant community resource
- Continuing community conversations with those closest to the freeway
- Conducting additional focus groups and surveys
NDOT will continue concentrating engagement efforts on the individuals who live within neighborhoods or own businesses immediately surrounding the project area and identify specific community needs that can be met as part of the project.
Additionally, NDOT will be taking the added step of formally modifying the project’s Purpose and Need statement to reaffirm the community’s needs as a fundamental component of any proposed alternative designs. Based on this revised objective and feedback gathered during the continued outreach process, NDOT will modify the current design alternatives or propose additional alternatives based on the community’s needs. NDOT will share the new or modified community-driven alternatives with the public next year.
Details on the public outreach performed to date can be found on the Community Engagement page.