Nevada Highways


Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Nevada. Photography contributions by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy and others. Special thanks to Michael Ballard, Nick Christensen, Casey Cooper, Steve Hanudel, Dominic Ielati, L.J. Johnson, Jim Magin, Erik Slotboom, Kevin Trinkle, Joel Windmiller and Mark Yoshinaka for their efforts in supporting these pages. Mark was very helpful in creating various sign graphics found throughout the Nevada Highway pages.

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Interstates

U.S. Highways

State Routes

Other Roads


Nevada State Routes

The original Nevada State Route system was renumbered in 1976 to its current system. This system clusters primary, secondary (urban), and secondary (rural) routes by county. The following chart shows the numbers assigned to each county, including any routes added and/or removed from the state route system since 1976:

County Primary Secondary-Urban Secondary-Rural
Carson City   509-531 705
Churchill 115-121   715-727
Clark (Las Vegas) 142-171 562-612 738-745
Douglas 28, 88, 206-208   756-760
Elko 221-223 535 766-767
Esmeralda 264-267   773-774
Eureka 278   780-781
Humboldt 140, 289-294   786-794
Lander 304-306   806
Lincoln 317-322   816
Lyon 338-342   822-829
Mineral 359-362   839
Nye 372-379   844
Pershing 396-401   854-860
Washoe (Reno) 425-447 646-686 877-880
White Pine 487-490   892-895

Nevada Highways in the National Highway System

In addition to the Nevada Interstate Highways, Nevada has several other arterials that are designated as part of the National Highway System. This includes as of 2016:

  • Interstate 15
  • Interstate 80
  • Interstate 215
  • Interstate 515
  • Interstate 580
  • U.S. 6 - between the California State Line and Nevada 360; the concurrent section with U.S. 95; and from Nevada 318 east to the Utah State Line
  • U.S. 50
  • U.S. 50 Alternate - Main Street roundabout in Fernley to U.S. 50
  • U.S. 93 - excepting the portion between Nevada 318 and U.S. 50
  • U.S. 95
  • U.S. 95 Alternate - Main Street roundabout to I-80 in Fernley
  • U.S. 395
  • U.S. 395 Alternate - Mt. Rose Highawy to Patriot Boulevard
  • Nevada 88 - Woodfords Road
  • Nevada 146 - St. Rose Parkway
  • Nevada 147 - East Lake Mead Boulevard
  • Nevada 159 - Charleston Boulevard
  • Nevada 160 - Blue Diamond / Pahrump Road
  • Nevada 163 - Laughlin Highway
  • Nevada 225 - Mountain City Highway
  • Nevada 289 - East Winnemucca Boulevard
  • Nevada 318 - Sunnyside Road
  • Nevada 360 - Mina / Basalt Cutoff
  • Nevada 376 - Tonopah - Austin Highway
  • Nevada 439 - USA Parkway
  • Nevada 430 - North Virginia Street
  • Nevada 445 - Pyramid Way
  • Nevada 535 - Idaho Street
  • Nevada 564 - Lake Mead Parkway
  • Nevada 573 - Craig Road
  • Nevada 582 - Boulder Highway
  • Nevada 589 - Sahara Avenue
  • Nevada 593 - Tropicana Avenue
  • Nevada 595 - Rainbow Boulevard
  • Nevada 599 - Rancho Road
  • Nevada 612 - Nellis Boulevard
  • Nevada 647 - Prater Road
  • Nevada 648 - Glendale Boulevard
  • Nevada 659 - McCarran Boulevard
  • Nevada 667 - Kietzke Lane
  • Nevada 673 - Stread Boulevard
  • Nevada 720 - Union Lane

Mileposting

Nevada uses the white, California-style milepost in place of the green on white signs found throughout the rest of the country. These markers indicate the county name, the route number, and the type of route. The markers are used on interstate highways in Nevada in addition to the typical Interstate green-and-white mileposts. The numbers for the white markers are reset at each county line. Although California refers to these as "postmile markers," Nevada refers to their version as "mileposts."

Each Nevada milepost has an abbreviation indicating the class of the route: "IR" for Interstate, "US" for U.S. routes, and "SR" for all state routes. Occasionally these markers are the only indication that a road is maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Nevada uses two-letter abbreviations while California uses three letters. The following is a list of all two-digit county codes for Nevada Mileposts. These abbreviations are also used in the State Route Lists.:

  • CC - Carson City
  • CH - Churchill County
  • CL - Clark County
  • DO - Douglas County
  • EL - Elko County
  • ES - Esmeralda County
  • EU - Eureka County
  • HU - Humboldt County
  • LA - Lander County
  • LN - Lincoln County
  • LY - Lyon County
  • MI - Mineral County
  • NY - Nye County
  • PE - Pershing County
  • ST - Storey County
  • WA - Washoe County
  • WP - White Pine County

Population Statistics

Nevada State Population
2000 U.S. Census: 1,998,257
2010 U.S. Census: 2,700,551
2016 U.S. Census estimate: 2,940,058
Top County Populations
Clark 2,155,664 Washoe 453,616 Carson City 54,742
Lyon 53,179 Elko 52,168 Douglas 48,020
Top City* Populations
Las Vegas 632,912 Henderson 292,969 Reno 245,255
North Las Vegas 238,702 Paradise* 223,167 Sunrise Manor* 189,372
Spring Valley* 178,395 Sparks 98,345 Carson City 54,742
* U.S. Census, April 1, 2010
Source: U.S. Census - Population estimates, July 1, 2016

Other Statistics

  • Capital: Carson City
  • Nickname: Silver State
  • Area: 110,622 square miles or 286,367 square kilometers, 7th largest
  • Statehood: 36th state; admitted October 31, 1864
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 559.97 miles (excludes I-580 extension)
  • Highest Point: Boundary Peak (southwest of Coaldale) 13,147 feet above sea level
  • Mining: gold, diatomite, oil, gas, silver
  • Agriculture: cattle, milk, hay, potatoes, barley

This page, and all the Nevada Highway pages herein, are in no way related to the state of Nevada or the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Please visit the Nevada State Department of Transportation for official road and highway information.

Page Updated July 19, 2017.

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