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NDOT's main priority is the safety, connectivity and mobility of all Nevada state roads. That's why we are undertaking a series of Safety Management Plans (SMPs) throughout Nevada.

SMPs analyze safety issues and concerns in a specific area by incorporating crash data, accessibility, public and stakeholder input and roadway engineering. The goal of these studies is to ultimately improve the safety, mobility and connectivity of the area so pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles can all securely access and share the road. 

The SMP process is consistent with the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan's goals of reducing crashes and fatalities, particularly at intersections, in half by 2030.

Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue, Clark County, City of Las Vegas, & City of North Las Vegas

The Jones/Cheyenne Safety Management Plan (SMP) is a transportation planning effort that focuses on improving traffic safety for all road users.  The Jones/Cheyenne SMP study area extends approximately 2 miles along Jones Boulevard from Smoke Ranch Road to Rancho Drive and 1.2 miles along Cheyenne Avenue from Torrey Pines Drive to Decatur Boulevard. These corridors experience significant crashes exceeding statewide averages for similar facilities. This SMP study is focused on gathering stakeholder input for improvements that could be made so vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles can all share the road safely. The SMP process is consistent with the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s goals of reducing the number and severity of roadway crashes in the state.  Further information can be found at: Jones Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue Safety Management Plan.

Sahara Avenue, Clark County & City of Las Vegas

The Sahara Avenue Safety Management Plan (SMP) is a transportation planning effort that focuses on improving traffic safety for all road users. The Sahara Avenue SMP study area extends approximately 4 miles along Sahara Avenue between Rainbow Blvd. and I-15. This corridor experiences a high number of vehicle crashes exceeding the statewide averages for similar facilities. This SMP study is focused on gathering stakeholder input for improvements that could be made so vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles can all share the road safely. The SMP process is consistent with the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s goals of reducing the number and severity of roadway crashes in the state.  Further information can be found at: Sahara Avenue Safety Management Plan.

North McCarran Boulevard, City of Reno

The McCarran Boulevard Safety Management Plan (SMP) is a transportation planning effort that focuses on traffic safety for all users, incorporating corridor studies, access management, public and stakeholder input, crash analysis, roadway engineering, and the application of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) methods to reduce roadway crashes.  The SMP process is consistent with the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s goal of significantly reducing the number and severity of roadway crashes in the state.  

The McCarran Boulevard SMP study area, located within northwest Reno, Nevada, is approximately 6 miles long and extends from I-80 to US 395.  The corridor crosses both City of Reno and Washoe County jurisdictions and consists of residential, commercial, parks, and recreation with undeveloped land north of McCarran Boulevard in the middle of the study area.  The full report is scheduled to be released in July 2019. For further information please visit: North McCarran Safety Management Plan.

McCarran Boulevard, City of Sparks

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Traffic Safety Engineering Division initiated a SMP to be conducted for a portion of McCarran Boulevard from Greg Street to Probasco Way in Sparks, Nevada. The SMP process conducts an existing conditions analysis that includes reviewing existing traffic, crash data, land use, and field conditions. The existing conditions analysis provides the foundation for development, evaluation, and recommendations for improvements to enhance safety for all users within the corridor. This corridor was selected by NDOT’s Traffic Safety Engineering Division as a high crash corridor with a need for identifying safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries of all road users.  The full report is located here: McCarran Boulevard Safety Management Plan.

Second Street and Arlington Avenue, City of Reno

A Safety Management Plan was completed on Second Street between Keystone and Galletti Avenue, Arlington Avenue between Court and West Sixth Streets, and Kuenzli Street from Second to Giroux Streets to evaluate and improve safety . As part of the plan, existing roadway safety, lighting, sight distance, lane configuration, usage and accessibility will be evaluated. Proposed improvements include reconfiguring roadway lanes and making spot improvements to improve safety, mobility and connectivity so pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles can all more securely access and share the streets. The short-term and long-term safety improvements could be made in future years as funding becomes available. 2nd St. & Arlington Ave. Safety Management Plan

SR 667, Kietzke Lane, City of Reno

The Kietzke Lane Safety Management Plan is an effort that examined the safety issues and concerns on Kietzke Lane from Galletti Way to South Virginia Street in Reno and made recommendations for improvements to enhance safety for all road users. The study's aim is to ultimately improve the safety, mobility and connectivity of Kietzke Lane so that pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles can all more securely access and share the road. The study took approximately 12 months and, using data and input from the public, the study's recommendations have been prioritized into proposed short and long term improvements to potentially be completed based on funding and needs.

Lamb Boulevard, Clark County & City of Las Vegas

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) developed a Safety Management Plan to evaluate and improve safety on Lamb Boulevard between E. Desert Inn Road and Lake Mead Boulevard in Clark County. As part of the plan, existing roadway safety, usage and accessibility will be evaluated. Proposed improvements will enhance safety, mobility and connectivity, so pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles can all safely share the road. The recommended safety improvements could be implemented in future years as funding becomes available.  To learn more about the recommended safety improvements and the SMP process, please check out the Lamb Boulevard Safety Management Plan.

Eastern Avenue, City of Las Vegas/Civic Center Drive, City of North Las Vegas

The Eastern Avenue/Civic Center Drive Safety Management Plan will study ways to improve safety, mobility and connectivity on Civic Center Drive from Cheyenne Avenue to Owens Avenue and Eastern Avenue from Owens to U.S. 95. The study will evaluate safety issues, road user and roadway characteristics and planned development in the area. Short and long-term improvements could be made in future years as funding becomes available. Eastern Ave./Civic Center Dr. SMP

SR 599 Rancho Drive, City of Las Vegas & City of North Las Vegas

A Safety Management Plan (SMP) for the portion of Rancho Drive (SR599) from US Highway 95 up to Cheyenne Avenue (SR 574) was finalized December 2017. The SMP develops short and long range transportation safety improvement projects that incorporate relevant studies, access management, public and stakeholder input, crash and capacity analyses, and other impacts to all road users. The roadway now consists of three travel lanes in each direction with a raised median for the entire portion from US Highway 95 to Cheyenne Avenue (SR 574). Rancho Drive SMP

Rancho Drive SMP Appendix

Craig Road, City of North Las Vegas

A Safety Management Plan was completed on Craig Road from Decatur Blvd. to  North 5th Street, in North Las Vegas, Nv. This SMP provides a comprehensive examination of the existing vehicle, transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and use along the Craig Road corridor.  It is focused on enhancing the safety and providing better opportunities for travel for all road users along the corridor. The short-term and long-term safety improvements could be made in future years as funding becomes available. Craig Road SMP

Contact Information

Lori Campbell
Traffic Safety Engineering Program Manager
(775) 888-7462
lcampbell@dot.state.nv.us