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Northwest Freeway Work Impacts Exits This Week

Northwest Freeway Work Impacts Exits This Week

 

Continuing work on US 95 in the northwest part of the valley will have a major impact in freeway traffic this week. Closures in the area are scheduled as follows:

Monday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The right lane and shoulder on U.S. 95 northbound will be closed from the Lake Mead on-ramp to the Cheyenne off-ramp.
  • The Lake Mead on-ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will also be closed. Freeway motorists will still be able to exit via the Cheyenne northbound off-ramp.

Tuesday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The right lane and shoulder on northbound U.S. 95 will be closed from the Cheyenne on-ramp to the Craig Road on-ramp.
  • Cheyenne Avenue on-ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Craig Road on-ramp and off-ramp to northbound U.S. 95 will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Crews to Close Cheyenne Road for Paving Project

Crews to Close Cheyenne Road for Paving Project

 

A paving project will force the closure of a major road along with freeway off and on ramps this weekend.

Nevada Department of Transportation will close Cheyenne Road between Rainbow Boulevard and Tenaya Way from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. On and off ramps from U.S. 95 to Cheyenne Road will also be closed.

Crews will be removing a layer of pavement and putting down a new layer, during the closure. The process is called a mill and fill. It extends the life of a roadway by getting rid of tire ruts, shifting asphalt and regular wear and tear.

Drivers are encouraged to use detours along Lake Mead Boulevard and Craig Road.

Road Restrictions on Mt. Charleston Start Monday

Road Restrictions on Mt. Charleston Start Monday

 

Road restrictions are going into place next week on Mount Charleston as crews work on improvements to picnic areas and trails.

Starting Monday, State Route 158 will be closed from Deer Creek Picnic Area to the intersection of State Route 156. The picnic area and State Route 156 will remain open, and people living in the area will have access to their homes.

People will be allowed to drive up State Route 156, otherwise known as Lee Canyon, and State Route 157, otherwise known as Kyle Canyon. However, anyone, including residents, who want to drive from Lee Canyon to Kyle Canyon, or vice versa, will have to go down the road to U.S. 95 to get across the mountain.

The restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

 

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

Cheyenne Bridge and Part of U.S. 95 Closed this Weekend

The Cheyenne Avenue Bridge and a portion of U.S. 95 will close starting this weekend as part of the U.S. 95 Northwest Widening Project.

The Cheyenne Bridge that crosses U.S 95 will close at 9 p.m. Friday, and it will reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday. During this time, a portion of U.S. 95 south and northbound will be closed. Traffic will be detoured off and then back onto the freeway using the Cheyenne Bridge ramps.

Traffic will not be allowed to get onto U.S. 95 from Cheyenne Avenue. Detours will be posted at Rainbow Boulevard and Tenaya Way. Drivers will need to get onto the freeway either before the Cheyenne Avenue exit or after.

Drivers using the Cheyenne Bridge will be allowed to turn right onto eastbound or westbound Cheyenne Avenue. The ramps will be set up to handle two lanes of traffic.  

Crews will be working to widening the bridge. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes around the traffic tie-up.

 

Road Restrictions Planned for Mt. Charleston

Road Restrictions Planned for Mt. Charleston

 

Roads on Mount Charleston will be restricted and closed while crews work to improve trails and parking lots.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will restrict lanes along State Route 158 starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday. NDOT will be test blasting in the area ahead of an excavating project to eventually lengthen and add a new overlook to the trail on State Route 158.

Crews will be cutting into the face of the mountain so that on-coming traffic can see the nearby parking lot, which is being expanded and widened. The lane restrictions will be lifted at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Ride for Free on Sahara Express

Commuters are urged to “dump the pump” and take a free ride on the Sahara Express.

The Regional Transportation Commission is offering free rides on the Sahara Express bus service now through Sunday. The Sahara Express provides a dedicated bus lane for express service along Sahara Avenue from Hualapai Way on the western side of the Las Vegas Valley to Boulder Highway in the east.

The free rides are part of the seventh annual national Dump the Pump Day, which is Thursday. The RTC is joining with other public transportation systems to encourage people to take public transportation, ride a bike or carpool on that day. People can go to rtcsnv.com for information on fairs, routes and the Club Ride program.

Construction Forces Detour along U.S. 95 and Rainbow Blvd.

Construction Forces Detour along U.S. 95 and Rainbow Blvd.

Construction will force the detour of U.S. 95 and the partial closure of Rainbow Boulevard for the weekend.

Crews will be pouring concrete on the bridge deck of the Summerlin Parkway flyover bridge high occupancy vehicle or HOV lanes. The closures start at 9 p.m. Friday. The roads are set to reopen at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Drivers heading south on U.S. 95 will be detoured through Rainbow Boulevard. People driving east on Summerlin Parkway wanting to go northbound on U.S. 95 will be diverted through Buffalo Avenue. However, drivers heading from Summerlin Parkway east to U.S. 95 southbound will not encounter restrictions.

The on ramps from Lake Mead Boulevard to U.S. 95 southbound will be closed. Drivers can us Jones Boulevard to get to U.S. 95. Ramps to northbound U.S. 95 will not be impacted.