- New 22.6 Million Dollar Sunset Road Bridge Opens (ENR.com)
Las Vegas cross-town traffic just improved thanks to a newly opened east-west bridge. Sunset Road now travels over Interstate-15 between Valley View and Las Vegas boulevards. (READ MORE)
- Las Vegas Ranks Near the Bottom for Safe Drivers (8NewsNow.com)
A new report ranks Las Vegas drivers among the worst in the nation. According to Allstate Insurance, Las Vegas ranks 144 out of 200 of the largest cities in the country. (READ MORE)
- Ramp meters on I-15 to be activated this week (Las Vegas Sun)
Motorists who travel on Interstate 15 north of the Spaghetti Bowl should prepare to stop before entering the freeway beginning this week. New ramp meters are scheduled to be turned on Tuesday morning... (READ MORE)
- State officials say changing building method could save money (Las Vegas Sun)
Big savings could be possible if the state modified the way it constructs highways and buildings, an efficiency panel was told Monday. Nevada Transportation Director Susan Martinovich and ... (READ MORE)
- Cactus Avenue interchange among next I-15 projects (Las Vegas Sun)
The next round of major projects on Interstate 15 will likely be in the far southern end of the Las Vegas Valley. Officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation presented two projects to residents of the Southern Highlands community at a public meeting Thursday afternoon. (READ MORE)
- NDOT to host meeting on proposed improvements to I-15 (Las Vegas Sun)
Residents of the southern Las Vegas Valley will have a chance to weigh in on some major changes that have been proposed for Interstate 15... (READ MORE)
- I-15 Dividers Causing Traffic Confusion (KVBC Channel 3)
You've probably driven past the plastic poles separating the express lanes from the rest of the freeway on the I-15. These lane delineators are new to the roadway...(READ MORE)
- ROAD WARRIOR: I-15 project risky for drivers, workers (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Imagine if your work space was located eight feet from Interstate 15. Only a concrete barrier separates you from tractor-trailers roaring by so loudly, nothing else can be heard... (READ MORE)
- I-15 Deadliest Stretch of Freeway in America (KLAS Channel 8)
A new study ranks the stretch of Interstate 15 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles as the most dangerous highway in the nation. An estimated 8 million peole drive back and forth every year from southern Nevada to southern California... READ MORE...
- Early-morning accident leaves 3 dead (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are investigating an accident early Friday morning that left three people dead. READ MORE...
- Road Warrior: Now you see striping, now you... (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
We're kicking off this week by updating some work along Interstate 15, which will be of interest to those of you eagerly awaiting the opening of the express lanes: READ MORE...
- Opening of I-15 Express Lanes Delayed Yet Again (Las Vegas Sun)
The completion of the express lanes on Interstate 15 has been delayed again, the Nevada Department of Transportation says. The express lanes are now expected to open June 30 instead of next week as expected, spokesman Bob Mckenzie said. READ MORE...
- Road Warrior: Asphalt application gets cold cancellation (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Several readers, frustrated with all the road work they have endured, wonder why streets and highways remain rough after the project looks completed and the equipment is put away. Well, you are going to see more repaving work in the next few months and to explain why, let's lead off today with Edward's question: What's up with the newly constructed Pecos Road south of the Las Vegas Beltway. READ MORE...
- PROJECT RELEASE: Down Fiber-Optic Line Causes Closures on I-15 Overnight (PDF)
LAS VEGAS-- A crane working on the I-15 South Design-Build project struck an overhead fiber-optic communications line early Tuesday morning, causing closures of the freeway both nothbound and southbound. The incident occurred between Warm Springs Rd. and Blue Diamond Rd. Though there were no injuries, the cable struck a semi, damaging the windshield. READ MORE. . .
- VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED: Drivers in opposition to tax plan (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
RENO -- Nevadans expressed concern Tuesday that government would be tracking their driving routes should the state Department of Transportation switch to a Vehicle Miles Traveled system of highway taxation. "There are serious privacy concerns with the VMT sytem," said Rebecca Gasca, public advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. READ MORE. . .
- NV Studies fuel tax alternatives (KTNV Channel 13)
The Nevada Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting to announce a new study on alternatives to fuel taxes to pay for road maintenance. READ MORE. . .
- Las Vegas Paving breaks ground on I-15 South design-build expansion [PDF] (NV Contractor)
Las Vegas Paving Corp. recently broke ground on a $246.5 million widening of Interstate-15 from Tropicana Avenue to just south of Silverado Ranch Boulevard. READ MORE. . .
- Road Warrior: Sculptures aim to soothe beastly drivers (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
We've all experienced the jerks zipping down the freeway and, irked that you happen to be traveling at the speed limit or only a tad faster, flipping the bird as they pass on your blind side. It's called road rage and transportation experts believe they have a solution: a few big horn sheep, some horses and perhaps a smattering of burros. READ MORE. . .
- Nevada Completes First Design-build Road Project Early (Engineering News-Record)
It’s never easy being first. It can lead to triumph or disaster. The Nevada Department of Transportation recently finished the first design-build road job in its nearly 100-year-old history. READ MORE...
- Projects: Las Vegas Business Press
Las Vegas Paving Corp. recently broke ground on a $246.5 million I-15 widening project from Tropicana Avenue to just south of Silverado Ranch Boulevard in Las Vegas. The design-build project will widen the freeway, add collector-distributor roads and redesign five interchanges. READ MORE...
- Big rig jackknifes, closing three lanes on Beltway (Reviewjournal.com)
A tractor-trailer jackknifed this morning at the eastbound Las Vegas Beltway at Interstate 15, Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed. The accident forced the closure of three lanes, which were open to traffic by 11:15 a.m. READ MORE...
- Contractor Selected for $270 million I-15 project (Las Vegas Sun)
Nevada transportation officials came one step closer to breaking ground on a massive construction project aimed at easing congestion and improving access and safety on the 1-15 south corridor today by announcing the selection of a contractor team to design and build the project. READ MORE...