August 08, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces More Than $23 Million in Funding to Improve Stewart Avenue in Las Vegas

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that $23,900,000 in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is going to the city of Las Vegas for the Stewart Avenue Complete Streets Project. The Senator helped secure this funding for the project, which will improve the safety and accessibility along a 4.5-mile stretch of Stewart Avenue while also promoting community development and enhancement. The grant funding will go to upgrade lighting, provide expanded shade and reduce the impact of heat, widen the sidewalk, enhance bus and other transit stops, upgrade bicycle tracks, and include other safety features. 

“I’ve been working to make sure that the investments we enacted in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law benefit Nevadans,” said Senator Cortez Masto, “and I’m glad to see this critical funding coming to my home town of Las Vegas. I’ll continue working to promote projects like these that make our cities and towns safer, more efficient, and more welcoming for everyone.”

As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto has worked to improve transportation all over the state. She secured multiple transportation provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure law to help Nevada communities make even more improvements to their roads and bridges, plan for and build electric vehicle infrastructure, make transit to school safer for students, and support smart cities that use technology to solve transportation challenges.