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Stretch of 215 to Close for 10 Days

Stretch of 215 to Close for 10 Days

 

A stretch of the 215 beltway in the northern part of the valley will close for 10 days for drainage work.

The road from Decatur Boulevard to Aliante Parkway will close at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, and is set to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, after a new drainage channel is installed under the beltway.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured south (right) onto Decatur Boulevard; then east (left) onto Ann Road; and then north (another left) onto Simmons Street, which becomes Aliante Parkway before reconnecting with the Beltway.

Westbound traffic will be detoured south (left) onto Aliante Parkway; then west (right) onto Ann Road; and then north (right) onto Decatur Boulevard to reconnect with the Beltway.

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

 

If you want to ski without driving to the mountain, you can take a bus from a couple of different spots in southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort began Friday its daily Ski Bus. Roundtrip fare is $20 per person, with priority given to travelers with reservations. Reservations can be made online at www.skilasvegas.com. For additional assistance, visitors can contact guest services at 385-2754.

Pickup points are:

  • Town Square  (Whole Foods, south parking lot), 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Pickup: 8:15 a.m.
  • Santa Fe Station Casino (main entrance), 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

A return shuttle departs Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort at 4:15 p.m. 

Crosswalk Crackdown Nets Motorists

Crosswalk Crackdown Nets Motorists

 

Dozens of motorists in North Las Vegas ended up on the naughty list close to Christmas for failing to yield to pedestrians.

North Las Vegas traffic officers conducted a "Pedestrians Can Walk Safely" event targeting drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and pedestrians who failed to utilize marked crosswalks.

Officers issued 156 citations and gave 27 verbal warnings. The violations were:

  • 54 - failure to yield to pedestrian/driver violations   
  • 14 - driver's license violations 
  • 10 - registration violations
  • 3   - equipment violations  
  • 10 - insurance violations   
  • 21 - speed violations
  • 20 - miscellaneous violations

Pedestrian Safety Event Scheduled for Friday

Pedestrian Safety Event Scheduled for Friday

 

North Las Vegas Police will combat a recent rash of pedestrian accidents with a safety event Friday.

From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., the department will conduct a pedestrian safety event targeting mid-block crosswalks with high traffic volume.

Officers will focus their efforts on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, drivers who pass vehicles stopped for pedestrians and pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk to safely cross the street. The goal of this event is to educate drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of their surroundings on the roadway.

This effort is done in conjunction with the statewide campaign known as "Pedestrians Can Walk Safely" and was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Intersection Opens After Flood Waters Recede

Intersection Opens After Flood Waters Recede

The City of North Las Vegas reopened the intersection of Tropical Parkway and Walnut Street Thursday morning.

The intersection closed Wednesday after rain water backed up into the street making it impassable. Crews cleaned mud, debris and rocks from 75 other locations around the city. To report road damage or debris that is in the way of traffic, call North Las Vegas Roadway Operations at (702) 633-1313.

New Beltway Interchange to Open Monday

Drivers will finally have full access between the northern Beltway and North 5th Street starting Monday.

The interchange between the two roads will open at 9 a.m. The new interchange means drivers traveling in either direction on the beltway can enter or exit either direction on North 5th Street. The same is true for drivers on North 5th Street. They can now enter or exit either direction on the beltway. Previously, drivers on North 5th Street were limited to exiting and entering the eastbound lanes of the beltway.

“Even during these difficult times, we have maintained our commitment to transportation improvements that will greatly benefit the businesses and residents in Clark County and especially in District B,” Commissioner Tom Collins said.

Several People Cited During Traffic Enforcement

Several People Cited During Traffic Enforcement

North Las Vegas Police handed out several citations during its Joining Forces traffic crackdown over Labor Day weekend.

The department worked with the Nye County Sheriff's Office and the Mesquite Police Department to patrol busy roads over the holiday weekend. Officers made six arrests for driving under the influence. They also handed out 25 speeding tickets, 19 tickets for driver's license violations, 12 tickets for equipment violations and six tickets for red light violations. They also made 35 verbal warnings to drivers.   

The effort was made possible by a grant from Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.