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NDOT hosting meeting to talk about next phase of U.S. 95 improvements

NDOT hosting meeting to talk about next phase of U.S. 95 improvements

The next phase to improve the northwest corridor of U.S. 95 will be getting underway next spring and the Nevada Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting to talk to residents about the project.

The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 North Buffalo Drive. There will be a brief presentation a 5:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.

The public is invited to attend.

The project will increase the highway's capacity, help alleviate congestion and improve freeway connections. The biggest part of the project includes improving the interchange between the northern beltway and U.S. 95.

The second phase of the project is already going on from Ann Road to Durango Drive. 

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Forces I-15 to Close

A busy section of I-15 will close Monday and Tuesday night while crews install a pedestrian bridge over the freeway.

The city of North Las Vegas will be working on the project. Crews will be closing northbound and southbound I-15 between Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday to set columns for the bridge.

The interstate will close again Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday while crews put the deck of the bridge in place.

Northbound traffic will be forced to exit at Cheyenne Avenue off ramp, while southbound traffic will be forced to exit at Craig Road off ramp.

Drivers are advised to find alternate routes.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

North Las Vegas Holding Click It or Ticket Event

North Las Vegas Holding Click It or Ticket Event

North Las Vegas Police officers will be out in force Monday for a Click It or Ticket event.

Officers will be patrolling major thoroughfares in the city looking for drivers not obeying red lights, speeding, driving while distracted and failing to yield the right of way.

During those traffic stops, officers will be strictly enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws. The event is part of the nationwide effort to get people to use seat belts.

The enforcement will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

 

A major repair effort will force the closure of ramps and lanes along I-15 for next several weeks in the overnight hours.

Crews will be working to repair various bridge locations along the vital roadway.

The project will go from Tropicana Avenue to Craig Road. The first closure is set for Thursday. The last closure is set to end June 6.

Thursday, May 9

  • I-15 northbound from Alta Drive to U.S. 95, lanes restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 12 

  • I-15 southbound ramp to US 95 will be restricted nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Owens Avenue westbound at I-15 will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-15 northbound and southbound ramps to Cheyenne Avenue will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Cheyenne Avenue eastbound and westbound will be restricted 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16

I-15 Lane Restrictions in Place This Week

I-15 Lane Restrictions in Place This Week

 

Lane restrictions will be in place along I-15 both north and southbound Monday through Thursday of this week.

The restrictions will be between Cheyenne Avenue and Lake Mead Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Crews will be working on the North 5th Street Bridge. The project is expected to be finished this spring.

It is part of the $30 million North 5th Street Arterial Project.           

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant

 

A state grant will allow North Las Vegas police officers to use three new laser speed guns to catch speeders.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded the department $4,507 in grant funds to purchase three Truspeed “S” Compact Laser Speed Detection Units. These will be used during saturation patrols.

They are expected to be in the hands of three motor officers trained in their use within three months.