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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.

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

The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvements Project will add lanes on U.S. 95, construct Horse Drive and Kyle Canyon Road interchanges and a system-to-system interchange between U.S. 95 and CC 215. The project will also add auxiliary lanes, as well as 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.

Current/Upcoming Construction

Phase 2 - Ann Road to Kyle Canyon Road

The Phase 2 improvements have been divided into two separate contracts for construction. Phase 2A will widen U.S. 95 from Ann Road to Durango Drive and Phase 2B will widen U.S. 95 from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road. This NDOT/City of Las Vegas partnership project consists of the following: 

  • Widening U.S. 95 from 3 general purpose lanes in each direction to accommodate 1 HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction from Ann Road to Centennial Parkway;
  • Widening U.S. 95 from 2 general purpose lanes in each direction to accommodate 1 additional general purpose lane, 1 HOV lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction from Centennial Parkway to Durango Drive;
  • Widening U.S. 95 from 2 general purpose lanes in each direction to accommodate 1 additional general purpose lane and auxiliary lanes in each direction from Durango Drive to Kyle Canyon Road;
  • Constructing a new park-and-ride facility in the southwest quadrant of the U.S. 95/Durango Drive interchange;
  • Constructing sound walls in noise sensitive areas;
  • Perpetuating drainage, lighting, signing and ITS improvements;
  • Improving landscape and aesthetic features; and
  • Relocating utilities as necessary.

Future Construction

PHASE 3 - U.S. 95/CC 215 Northern Beltway interchange: This project will begin when funding becomes available. Phase 3 improvements will be constructed by using five proposed sub-phases.This NDOT/Clark County/City of Las Vegas partnership will consist of the following: 

Phase 3A -

Construct a northbound U.S. 95 to eastbound CC 215 ramp

Construct a westbound CC 215 to southbound U.S. 95 ramp, and improve the eastbound to southbound ramp. 

This phase will include all outside widening of U.S. 95 in both directions between the entrance/exits of the ramps and Ann Road.  Additionally the proposed southbound collector distributor road, the tie back walls on Tropical Parkway/Azure Drive structure, and the widening of the eastbound CC 215 to southbound US 95 ramp at the entrance of U.S. 95 will also be constructed as part of this phase.

This phase will also include all signing, lighting, and drainage necessary to construct these ramps.

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

Phase 3B -

Relocating 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 would be eliminated.  

Phase 3C -

Construct eastbound CC 215 mainline roadway from the Grand Montecito structure to west of the Tenaya Way grade separation

Construct eastbound CC 215 to southbound U.S. 95

Also construct the John Herbert Blvd. interchange, the eastbound frontage road to John Herbert Blvd., the new Oso Blanca Road alignment, and the connection of the local access on John Herbert Blvd. to Azure Parkway. 

All signing, lighting, and drainage improvements necessary for these improvements will be built as part of this phase.  Temporary connections for the westbound on and off ramps to John Herbert will be provided until the completion of the westbound CC 215 in Phase 3E.

Once these improvements are constructed, traffic on mainline CC 215 will be shifted to the eastbound mainline, until the construction of the westbound CC 215 mainline is completed in Phase 3E.

Phase 3D - This phase will construct the remainder of the ramps needed to complete the U.S. 95/CC 215 system to system interchange.  These ramps consist of the southbound U.S. 95 to eastbound CC 215, the eastbound CC 215 to northbound U.S. 95, southbound U.S. 95 to westbound CC 215, and westbound CC 215 to northbound U.S. 95. Additionally, the westbound frontage road from John Herbert Blvd. interchange to Oso Blanca Road and the northbound U.S. 95 to westbound CC 215 flyover ramp including the crossing at U.S. 95,  will be constructed within this phase. 

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

Phase 3E - All remaining features of 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.

  PHASE 5 - U.S. 95 at Kyle Canyon Road: This project is anticipated to begin construction in 2018 or later. 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

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 the following:

  • 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 Horse Drive: Construction was completed in June 2011. This NDOT/City of Las Vegas partnership project consisted of the following:

    • Construct a new service interchange
    • Landscape and aesthetic improvements
     

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