I-515 Charleston Boulevard Interchange Environmental Assessment

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Project Description

This project is the continuation of previous efforts undertaken by the City of Las Vegas to study improvements to Charleston Boulevard at the I-515 interchange, combined with ongoing efforts by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to identify and prioritize improvements along the I-515 corridor between I-15 and Wyoming Avenue. The intent of the proposed I-515/Charleston Boulevard Interchange project is to improve traffic capacity, operations, and safety on both Charleston Boulevard and I-515.

I-515 Charleston Boulevard Interchange EA

Proposed Improvements

Proposed improvements of the I-515/Charleston Boulevard Interchange project include:

  • Reconstructing and widening Charleston Boulevard from Honolulu Street to Lamb Boulevard
  • Increasing number and length of turn lanes to/from Charleston Boulevard and the I-515 ramps
  • Reconstructing both sidewalks to include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements
  • Installing new signals at ramp intersections and new street lighting
  • Providing new landscape treatments at the interchange
  • Adding one auxiliary lane in each direction on I-515 from Charleston Boulevard to Eastern Avenue
  • Widening the I-515/Charleston Boulevard interchange ramps
  • Widening the I-515/Eastern Avenue interchange NB exit ramp
  • Reconstructing the existing soundwalls on I-515 between Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue

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Anticipated Benefits

  • Faster access to and from I-515 for residents and businesses
  • Increased safety for vehicles and pedestrians
  • Reduced congestion and travel times on Charleston Boulevard
  • Expanded merging lengths between Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue
  • Reduced freeway congestion and ramp backups
  • Improved air quality from less congestion

Project Timeline

  • 2016 - 2017 Environmental Assessment
  • 2016 - 2017 Final Design
  • 2018 - 2020 Right-of-way phase
  • 2019 - 2021 Construction

Project Funding

This study is being funded by federal, state, and local sources. As the project timeline progresses, more information will be available for design and construction costs.

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Contact Information

Rick Splawinski, PE, NDOT Project Manager
rsplawinski@dot.state.nv.us
775.888.7317

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