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U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project

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Thank you for your interest in the Nevada Department of Transportation’s U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project (U.S. 95 NW).

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in collaboration with the City of Las Vegas, Clark County and Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV), and in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is improving U.S. 95 from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road in northwestern Las Vegas. 

The U.S. 95 NW Project will add lanes on U.S. 95, construct Skye Canyon Park Drive (formerly Horse Drive) and Kyle Canyon Road interchanges and a system-to-system interchange between U.S. 95 and Clark County (CC) 215 Beltway. The project will also add auxiliary lanes, ramp metering and landscape and aesthetic improvements. This multi-phase project will be constructed over a series of years, with project phases currently planned for construction as indicated below. Project timeline is subject to change pending available funding and traffic congestion demands.  Click here to read the project newsletter.

Current/Upcoming Construction

 

Phase 3A

Phase 3A is currently under construction and is anticipated to complete in mid 2017.  It will:

  • Construct connector ramps for both westbound CC 215 to southbound U.S. 95, and northbound U.S. 95 to eastbound CC 215
  • Construct approximately 5,500 linear feet of reinforced concrete box storm drain
  • Include signing, lighting, landscape architecture, ITS and drainage.  This phase will also include all outside widening of U.S. 95 in both directions between the entrance/exit ramps and Ann Road.  Additionally, the southbound U.S. 95 collector distributor road and the tie back walls at the Ann Road structure along westbound CC 215 will be constructed as part of this phase.  
  • US 95 Infograhics resized

Here is a video rendition of the proposed U.S. 95/215 Interchange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrMsGNOciZ0&feature=youtu.be  

U.S. 95 NW Phasing Displays

Future Construction

Phase 2B/5

Phase 2B (Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road) is currently in the final design phase and is anticipated to begin construction in late 2017. It will:

  • Widen U.S. 95 to add one general purpose land and one auxiliary lane in each direction from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road
  • Add HOV direct access ramps on U.S. 95 at Elkhorn Road
  • Construct sound walls in noise sensitive areas
  • Perpetuate drainage, lighting, signing and ITS improvements
  • Improve landscape and aesthetic features
  • Relocate utilities as necessary

Phase 5 (U.S. 95 at Kyle Canyon Road) is anticipated to begin construction in late 2017. This NDOT/City of Las Vegas partnership project will consist of the following: 

  • Construct a new service interchange
  • Landscape and aesthetic, drainage, lighting and other improvements
 Phase 3 - U.S. 95/CC 215 Northern Beltway Interchange: This project will progress when funding becomes available. Phase 3 improvements will be constructed by using proposed sub-phases. This partnership between NDOT/Clark County/City of Las Vegas will consist of the following: 

Phase 3B - This phase will relocate the Kern River gas line.  The gas provides service to Southwest Gas in Las Vegas and many other clients. By relocating the line further to the north, all conflicts with the new roadway improvements will be eliminated.  

Phase 3C - This phase will construct the next three major system to system ramps increasing direct connectivity between US 95 and CC 215. It will build the northbound US 95 to westbound CC 215 flyover ramp, the southbound US 95 to eastbound CC 215 ramp, and westbound CC 215 to northbound US 95 ramp.  In order to maintain access between W. Centennial Parkway and CC-215, a temporary connection will be constructed in the footprint of the ultimate Sky Pointe Drive interchange which will be completed in Phase 3D. This facilitates the completion of the westbound CC 215 to northbound US 95 ramp construction in this phase. All signing, lighting, and drainage improvements necessary for these improvements will be built as part of this phase.

Phase 3D - This phase will construct eastbound CC 215 mainline from the Grand Montecito structure to west of the Tenaya Way grade separation, the John Herbert Blvd. interchange, the eastbound frontage road to Sky Pointe Dr., the new Oso Blanca Road alignment, and the connection of the local access on Sky Pointe Dr. to Azure Parkway.  This connection will require the City of Las Vegas to acquire a small parcel adjacent to the north leg of the Azure/Sky Pointe Drive intersection.  Additionally, the eastbound and westbound frontage roads from John Herbert Blvd. interchange to Oso Blanca Road will be constructed within this phase.  
Phase 3D will also construct the remainder of the ramps needed to complete the US 95/CC 215 system to system interchange including the eastbound CC 215 to northbound US 95 ramp, southbound US 95 to westbound CC 215 ramp, and complete the eastbound CC 215 to southbound US 95 ramp.

All signing, lighting, and drainage improvements necessary for these improvements will be built as part of this phase.

Once these improvements are constructed, traffic on mainline CC 215 will be shifted to the eastbound mainline, and temporary connections for the westbound on and off ramps to John Herbert will be provided until the construction of the westbound CC 215 mainline is completed in Phase 3E.

Phase 3E - All remaining features of the CC 215 will be completed in this phase.  This work includes building the westbound CC 215 through the interchange.  All signing, lighting, and drainage improvements necessary for these improvements will be built as part of this phase.  This phase will also include landscaping and aesthetics for the entire system to system interchange.

Here is a video rendition of the proposed U.S. 95/215 Interchange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrMsGNOciZ0&feature=youtu.be

Resources

US 95 NW Public Information Meeting Flyer

Previously-Completed Project Phases

PHASE 1 - Washington Avenue to Ann Road: Construction began in 2010 and completed in 2013. This NDOT/City of Las Vegas partnership project consisted of:

  • Widening of U.S. 95 from three general purpose lanes and one HOV lane in each direction to add auxiliary lanes in each direction from Washington Avenue to Ann Road
  • Widening the Gowan Road bridge
  • Improving the Cheyenne Avenue interchange by constructing a loop ramp to accommodate heavy westbound Cheyenne Avenue to southbound U.S. 95 traffic
  • Improving the Rancho/Ann Road interchange by constructing two new structures (one in each direction) to braid the northbound exit ramp and the southbound entrance ramp
  • Improving the Durango Drive interchange by constructing a loop ramp to accommodate heavy westbound Durango Drive to southbound U.S. 95 traffic
  • Improving the southbound off ramp at Lake Mead Boulevard by adding a signal on Rock Springs Drive
  • Constructing landscape and aesthetic improvements, as well as sound walls in noise-sensitive areas

PHASE 4 - U.S. 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive (Formerly Horse Drive): Construction was completed in June 2011. This NDOT/City of Las Vegas partnership project consisted of:

  • Constructing a new service interchange
  • Landscaping and aesthetic improvements

PHASE 2A --Widened U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive.  This phase completed in September 2015. This phase consisted of:

  • Widening U.S. 95 from three general purpose lanes in each direction to accommodate one HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction from Ann Road to Centennial Parkway
  • Widening U.S. 95 from two general purpose lanes in each direction to accommodate one additional general purpose lane, one HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction from Centennial Parkway to Durango Drive
  • Constructing sound walls in noise sensitive areas
  • Perpetuating drainage, lighting, signing and ITS improvements
  • Improving landscape and aesthetic features
  • Relocating utilities 

Project Benefits

  • Decrease congestion
  • Shorter commute times
  • Improve freeway operations
  • Build/improve freeway interchanges and access in certain areas
  • Improve safety
  • Improve access to areas planned for development
  • Accommodate projected local traffic
  • Improve driver comfort
  • Meet stakeholder/public transportation expectations
  • Reduce idling and vehicle emissions
  • Beautify the corridor

Contacts

PROJECT COMMENTS   
JENICA KELLER, P.E. CPM
Senior Project Manager
Phone (775) 888-7592 

For general questions or comments not related to the U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project, please see our contact information page for detailed contact information, or contact NDOT at the phone number or e-mail address below:

GENERAL NDOT COMMENTS/QUESTIONS
1263 South Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89712
Phone: 775-888-7000