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State Road 156 Reopened to Traffic

Nevada Highway Patrol reopened State Route 156 to Lee Canyon on Mt. Charleston to traffic. NHP closed the road Monday afternoon because of heavy holiday traffic.

Troopers diverted people to State Route 158. Visitors that are already in the area could exit but people trying to get to the area couldn't. Troopers did not want people parking along the side of the narrow mountain road. They say it is dangerous and illegal. Anyone who parks on the side of the road will be ticketed.

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. 

Storm Drain Work Closes Torrey Pines Drive

A section of Torrey Pines Drive will be closed Monday while crews work on a storm drain installation.

Torrey Pines Drive at Lone Mountain Road will be closed December 19 through December 23. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day so crews can quickly excavate the area.

During the closure, southbound traffic on Torrey Pines will have to turn right or left at Lone Mountain Road. Northbound traffic will be closed at Rancho Drive. That section of the street will only be open for local traffic. Traffic will be open in both directions on Lone Mountain Road. 

The work at the intersection is part of a major storm drain project along Lone Mountain Road. Crews are installing box culverts under the roadway. The entire project is costing $9 million. It is set to be finished in the summer of 2012. Drivers can expect delays along Lone Mountain Road from Decatur Boulevard to Rancho Drive while crews finish the project.


Buffalo Road Project Set for Next Five Weeks

Buffalo Road Project Set for Next Five Weeks


A five-week road project will slow down Buffalo Drive in the northwest part of the valley.

Starting today and continuing into 2012, traffic lane restrictions will be in effect around the clock on Buffalo Drive between Charleston and Lake Mead boulevards. The traffic lane restrictions will consist of one or two travel lanes. The second travel lane will be closed only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., in order to limit the impact on traffic flow during peak travel times.

Ninety-four sidewalk ramps will be installed, along with associated repairs to asphalt and concrete. The activities will be restricted to one side of the road at a time. Buffalo will return to full access by the end of January. There is no work scheduled for the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Know the Rules for Winter Roads on Mount Charleston

Know the Rules for Winter Roads on Mount Charleston


With snow likely on the way to the valley over the weekend, new parking restrictions will go into place at Mount Charleston.

In advance of the winter travel season, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement and enforce parking restrictions in the area from December 2011 through March 2012. Because of the number of visitors on the weekends and holidays, motorists will not be allowed to park or walk on the actual roadways. No-parking signs will be placed throughout Kyle and Lee Canyons. Metro Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol will enforce parking restrictions.

Lane Restrictions Set for Lone Mountain

Lane Restrictions Set for Lone Mountain


Drivers need to be ready for lane restrictions along Lone Mountain Road starting Monday.

The road will be down to one lane between Jones Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until December 19. Flaggers will be directing traffic. The road will be opened back up to two lanes by 4 p.m. each day.

Construction crews will be working on a new storm drain. It is part of the $9 million Lone Mountain Storm Drain project that is being funded by the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District. The entire project is expected to be finished by the summer of 2012.

The city is advising drivers to use Craig or Ann Roads as alternates to Lone Mountain.