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Las Vegas Beltway - Inner Loop

Westbound/Northbound Clark County Route 215 (Inner Loop)
After leaving the Fishbowl Interchange with Interstate 15 and Interstate 215, Clark County Route 215 begins its journey heading due west. The first exit on the county route is Exit 11, Decatur Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 approaching Decatur Boulevard. This is the first exit after the Interstate 15 junction, and although this section of freeway is Interstate standard and maintained by the state, it is not considered Interstate 215. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 approaching Decatur Boulevard, next right. Beyond this interchange, the freeway ends, and traffic is temporarily diverted onto the "future" frontage roads for the beltway along Clark County Route 215. A freeway facility is expected to be completed soon. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 at Decatur Boulevard. The highway heads due east until passing Durango. Notably, there are no reassurance markers for Clark County Route 215 until reaching the western edge of the valley. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The frontage roads act as the freeway from Decatur west to Tropicana, and onward to Town Center. A permanent freeway facility was under construction in between the frontage roads at the time this photo was taken. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 at Jones Boulevard, the first traffic signal west of Decatur Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the frontage road along westbound Clark County Route 215 after Jones Boulevard. The next signal is junction Nevada 595/Rainbow Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.

Westbound Clark County Route 215 at Nevada 595/Rainbow Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 at Durango Drive. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 approaches Sunset Road, 0.75 mile after the Durango Drive traffic signal. Photos taken 02/16/04 and 11/10/00.
Clark County Route 215 changes from westbound to northbound at the Durango Curve, and as it turns north, the next exit is Exit 17, Russell Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the Durango Curve. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 17, Russell Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 18, To Nevada 593/Tropicana Avenue. Photos taken 02/16/04 and 11/11/00.
Clark County Route 215 changes from a dual frontage road into a freeway as the highway approaches Exit 19, To Nevada 592/Flamingo Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The first exit on this segment of freeway is Exit 19, Flamingo Road. Note that the signage for the exit is substandard, but the gore point signage (next picture) is freeway standard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 19, To Nevada 592/Flamingo Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The next exit along the freeway section of Clark County Route 215 is Exit 20, Town Center Drive. Between Exits 18 and 20, Clark County Route 215 heads northwest rather than due north. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the Hualapai Way overpass along northbound Clark County 215 Road. At this point in the beltway, the inner loop is actually headed northwest rather than due north. Photo taken 02/16/04.
This freeway segment ends as Clark County Route 215 reaches Exit 20, Town Center Drive. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Town Center. Notice how the signs read "I-215." At this point, this freeway is not part of the Interstate highway system, although that will likely change as new sections of the beltway are opened. These signs have since been corrected to say simply "215." Photos taken 11/10/00.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 20, Town Center Drive. Note the reassurance shield, which is set up like a freeway entrance trailblazer, after the traffic signal. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The freeway resumes along northbound Clark County Route 215 after Exit 20, making Town Center Drive the only traffic signal interruption between two sections of freeway. Note how the freeway changes to a below-grade approach, and the landscaping consists of rocks with minimal vegetation. This is a no-frills freeway. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of a Clark County Route 215 reassurance marker after the freeway section resumes. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 approaching Exit 21, Sahara Avenue (to Nevada 589 east to Las Vegas), one mile. Photo taken 02/16/04.
After a long distance with substandard signage, northbound Clark County Route 215 reaches a standard, full-size sign upon reaching Exit 21, Junction To Nevada 589 east/Sahara Avenue. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The next exit along northbound Clark County Route 215 is Exit 22, Junction Nevada 159/Charleston Boulevard. Nevada 159 heads east into Las Vegas and west toward Mt. Charleston. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Mileage sign along northbound Clark County Route 215 for the next two exits: Exit 22, Junction Nevada 159/Charleston Boulevard and Exit 24, Far Hills Avenue. After this brief respite from the frontage roads, the freeway will again stop before reaching Summerlin Parkway. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 22, Junction Nevada 159/Charleston Boulevard. The beltway finally enters the city of Las Vegas and the Summerlin development, and it will generally remain within the city limits between here and the northern Decatur Boulevard exit, excluding a section between Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the Nevada 159/Charleston Boulevard overcrossing, as seen along northbound. Despite the no-frills landscaping mentioned earlier, this freeway has some very well-decorated bridges and abutments. Photo taken 02/16/04.
This Clark County Route 215 northbound reassurance shield is placed after the Nevada 159/Charleston Boulevard interchange. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of northbound as the freeway again ends, and the frontage roads take over the traffic load. Photos taken 02/16/04.
As noted on the mileage sign, the next exit is Exit 24, Far Hills Avenue ... but it is a traffic signal. Photo taken 02/16/04.
After the Far Hills Avenue traffic signal, the frontage roads again descend to the freeway grade, with the same landscaping as was present in the freeway section near Nevada 159. Photo taken 02/16/04.
South of Town Center Drive, Clark County Route 215 was not signed at all; north of Town Center Drive, the highway is signed extensively, in both directions, including expressway entrance signs. This reassurance shield is located along northbound/inner loop after the Far Hills Avenue intersection. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Both the Las Vegas Beltway/Clark County Route 215 and Summerlin Parkway approach this intersection as freeways, but for now only a traffic signal controls the intersection. As the area is fully developed, plans call for Clark County Route 215 and Summerlin Parkway to have a full freeway-to-freeway interchange. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of northbound as seen after the Summerlin Parkway intersection. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Mileage sign along northbound Clark County Route 215 for the next exit, Exit 26, Cheyenne Avenue (to Nevada 574), one mile. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the northern Las Vegas Valley as seen on the descent to Cheyenne Avenue as seen from northbound. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Traffic signal warning signs such as this one are commonly found along this stretch of Clark County Route 215. The next signal is for Exit 26, Cheyenne Avenue. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 26, Cheyenne Avenue. Cheyenne Avenue leads east across the northern tier of the valley and picks up Nevada 574 east of U.S. 95. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The next exit along northbound is Exit 28, Lone Mountain Road, two miles. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the Alexander Road overcrossing as seen along northbound but prior to the Lone Mountain Road intersection. Photo taken 02/16/04.
As Clark County Route 215 approaches Lone Mountain Road, the highway narrows to an undivided highway. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 28, Lone Mountain Road (traffic signal). Clark County Route 215 leaves the city of Las Vegas here. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The section of the beltway between Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road was built on a temporary alignment; the permanent alignment had not been constructed at the time this photo was taken. Note the lack of median barrier for the first time along the inner loop. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The next intersection along northbound is Exit 29, Ann Road (traffic signal). Photo taken 02/16/04.
This reassurance marker is located along northbound (inner loop) after the Ann Road intersection. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 approaching Exit 31, Hualapai Way, 0.25 mile. This is the second time that the beltway has crossed Hualapai Way (see overpass photo between Exits 19 and 20). Photo taken 02/16/04.
Northbound Clark County Route 215 at Exit 31, Hualapai Way. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway changes direction again upon its approach to Exit 33, Durango Drive, one-quarter mile. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway at Exit 33, Durango Drive. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The next exit along eastbound is Exit 34, Junction U.S. 95. Although U.S. 95 is a freeway through here, the interchange with U.S. 95 is not a freeway to freeway. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway approaching Exit 36, Jones Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway at Exit 36, Jones Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway after the Jones Boulevard intersection. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Mileage sign along eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway for the distance (eight miles) to Interstate 15, the northern terminus of the beltway. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Mileage sign along eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway for the next two exits: Exit 43, Losee Road and Exit 44, Pecos Road. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Currently, Pecos Road does not connect with Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway, but the traffic signal acts as a turnaround for traffic wishing to go in the opposite direction. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway approaching Exit 45, Lamb Boulevard, one mile. This again is only a crossover and does not connect to the rest of Lamb Boulevard. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The final exit along eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway is Exit 48, Junction Interstate 15 and U.S. 93, two miles. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway approaching Exit 48, Junction Interstate 15 and U.S. 93, one mile. Photo taken 02/16/04.
The final traffic signal along eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway is Range Boulevard. The Interstate 15 exit is just ahead. Photo taken 02/16/04.
Eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway at Exit 48, Junction Interstate 15 and U.S. 93. Interstate 15 north leads to Mesquite, the Virgin River Gorge, St. George, and Salt Lake City. U.S. 93 north splits off from Interstate 15 a few miles north of here, and it heads due north through the Silver State en route to Great Basin National Park, Ely, and Wells. Meanwhile, Interstate 15/U.S. 93 south head toward downtown Las Vegas. Note the end Clark County Route 215 shields flanking the sign bridge. Photo taken 02/16/04.
View of the transition ramp from eastbound Clark County Route 215/Las Vegas Beltway to southbound Interstate 15/U.S. 93. Photo taken 02/16/04.

Page Updated April 6, 2006.