Temporary Closure and Re-route of the River Mountains Loop Trail
â€œPlease find the information for a temporary closure and reroute of the RMLT at the Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Plant.
The trail will be routed onto Lake Shore Road for about 18 months during construction of an aqueduct project at the plant. We are working with SNWA on a realignment of the trail that will be similar to the trail section that will be closed. Itâ€™ll just be located west of the plant due to security concerns.â€
NOTICE TO CYCLISTS
RIVER MOUNTAINS LOOP TRAIL
Ongoing construction by Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) contractors requires closure of the existing River Mountains Loop Trail (RMLT) near the SNWAâ€™s Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility. To accommodate users of the RMLT, a detour has been established.
WHERE: Between (approximately) RMLT Mile Markers 17.5 and 20.5 (NDOW Fish Hatchery to Boulder Harbor), cyclists will be detoured onto the north and southbound shoulders of Lakeshore Road (See MAP below).
WHEN:Â July 25, 2016, until further notice.
Heading SOUTHBOUND: Â At approximately Mile Marker 17.5, cyclists will encounter a â€œTRAIL DETOUR AHEAD 500 FTâ€ sign. Proceed slowly 500 feet to a â€œTRAIL DETOUR TO ROADâ€ sign. Turn left at the sign and navigate between two metal bollards, then immediately turn right onto the shoulder of Lakeshore Road. Proceed southbound on the shoulder approximately 1.7 miles to a â€œTRAIL DETOUR AHEAD 500 FTâ€ sign. Proceed slowly 500 feet to â€œTRAIL X-INGâ€ and â€œTRAIL DETOURâ€ signs. At these signs, and as vehicular traffic permits, cross Lakeshore Road and proceed back onto the RMLT.
Heading NORTHBOUND: Â At approximately Mile Marker 20.5, cyclists will encounter a â€œTRAIL DETOUR AHEAD 500 FTâ€ sign. Proceed slowly 500 feet to a â€œTRAIL CLOSEDâ€ sign followed by a â€œTRAIL DETOUR TO ROADâ€ sign. Turn left at this sign and proceed approximately 120 feet to a â€œSTOPâ€ sign. Turn right onto the shoulder of Lakeshore Road and proceed northbound on the shoulder for approximately 1.7 miles to about Mile Marker 18 near the NDOW Fish Hatchery. Cyclists will encounter a â€œTRAIL DETOUR AHEAD 500 FTâ€ sign. Proceed slowly 500 feet, then turn right at a â€œTRAIL DETOURâ€ sign which will direct cyclists back onto the RMLT.
Additional Information:Â The detour will reduce the overall RMLT length by approximately 1.3 miles.
Contact:Â If you have questions, please contact Robin Rockey, 702-862-3405
HERE IS A MAP OF THE CLOSURE / RE-ROUTE: