Agreement: Raiders will pay for pedestrian bridges, underpasses

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Copyright 2017 LV Arena Company, LLC Rendering of the proposed Las Vegas Raiders Arena. By Adam Candee ( contact )Published Tuesday,

Dec. 26, 2017|1:24 p.m.

Updated Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017|4:50 p.m.

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The biggest piece of the Raiders stadium advancement puzzle stays in question, but the proposed development contract in between the team and the county lights up required upgrades and who will spend for them.

The Raiders will pay nearly $1.4 million for fire security, first responder radio interactions, and traffic control system improvements both on and around the Russell Roadway arena site. The team likewise will pay to build bridges or underpasses to move pedestrians from the Strip to the arena without disrupting traffic flow.

What those pedestrian changes will appear like remains uncertain because the contract does not respond to persistent concerns about the arena’s lack of on-site parking. Initial task approval by the county in September offered the team a year to produce a prepare for the 13,875 of 16,250 parking spaces required by county code that can not be accommodated within the 62-acre footprint.

The agreement requires the Raiders– referred to in the file as LV Arena Occasions Business, LLC– to work with the county to determine needed pedestrian grade separation systems (PGSS) for moving the bulk of the 65,000 individuals expected on video game day. In easier terms, PGSS means building either pedestrian bridges or underpasses enabling people to walk from nearby parking area or Strip hotels to the stadium without hampering vehicles on nearby streets.

Up until the parking plan exists, however, planners can not know where the flyovers or tunnels have to be constructed. The parking plan is due to the county next September and the group need to then send a pedestrian study based on that document by November 2018. The arena is set up to open by July 2020.

The team also will be accountable for running and maintaining the pedestrian systems up until it and the county settle on transferring obligation to the government. Consisted of in the agreement are previously discussed pedestrian enhancements such as widening of walkways on Las Vegas Boulevard South and Hacienda Opportunity, and addition of new pathways on Russell Roadway, Dean Martin Drive and Polaris Avenue.

In the agreement, the group accepts money fire upgrades consisting of two mini pumpers, two Gator-type energy vehicles, 2 enclosed trailers and two tow cars at an expense of $846,000. The expenses also include $280,000 for 25 boom boxes and involved devices, and $250,000 to update the pre-empting system of close-by traffic intersections from infrared to GPS.

The document clearly states that offering this equipment for use by the county fire department does not entitle the team or stadium to higher concern response than other emergencies.

For Las Vegas Metro Authorities, the Raiders will develop an interview room for suspects and victims, a transport location to accommodate detention center buses, and two emergency command centers– one in the upper levels of the arena and a backup on the ground level.

Acting as the county zoning commission, the Clark County Commission will consider the development contract at 9 a.m. conference on Jan. 3.

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