The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved $2.9 million for two roundabouts on Northeast 179th Street east of Interstate 5 serving an area slated for extensive housing and commercial development.
The roundabouts will be located on Northeast 179th Street at Northeast 29th and Northeast 50th avenues. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and wrap up by 2025.
Currently, the intersections have single lanes in all directions leading to four-way stops. The roundabouts will initially feature single lanes but will have the ability to be expanded to two lanes.
In August 2019, the council approved a $66.5 million private-public partnership plan to develop the area. Developer agreements outline more than 1,000 housing units along with a commercial center.
In November, the council removed roughly 2,200 acres of land in the area from an urban holding designation, clearing the way for development and infrastructure improvements. Building out all of the land lifted from urban holding would produce 5,650 housing units, 7,670 jobs and $34 million annually in local and state tax revenue, according to a study commissioned by the county.