In an effort to reduce congestion from I-515 (US 95) southbound to I-215 westbound, NDOT is embarking on a short-term project aimed at moving traffic smoothly and safely through the interchange. The existing congestion is caused by vehicles entering I-515 south from Auto Show Drive weaving with motorists attempting to exit I-515 to westbound I-215.
Further congestion occurs when motorists entering I-215 west are fed into an exit-only lane at Gibson Road.
In September 2018, NDOT will begin re-striping lanes along both interstates within the interchange. New striping will significantly affect how motorists negotiate the interchange. Most notably:
- Drivers heading southbound on I-515 to westbound I-215 will take the Lake Mead Parkway eastbound exit north of Auto Show Drive. At that point, two lanes -- separated by barrier walls from I-515 traffic -- will guide motorists to I-215 west.
- The Gibson Road exit from I-215 will no longer be a designated exit-only lane, alleviating the need for I-515 motorists to merge left upon entering I-215 west.
- Lake Mead Parkway motorists traveling to I-215 west will see the on-ramp reduced from two lanes to one lane and will no longer have access to the Gibson Road off-ramp.
The goal is to improve safety and mobility for southbound I-515 and westbound I-215 as well as the ramp connecting the two freeways.
Where You Come In
NDOT is hosting a public hearing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water Street, Henderson, NV, 89015. A brief presentation about the project will occur at 5:30 p.m. Comment forms will be available and a court reporter will record comments given verbally. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can tune in on Facebook Live to watch the presentation (Facebook.com/NevadaDOT/) and ask questions online. You may also contact NDOT Roadway Designer Jesse Smithson, PE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The anticipated completion date is November 2018.