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Author Topic: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come  (Read 17169 times)

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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 09:02:53 PM »

Would this new roadway inhibit any possibility of making 215 a full beltway around Las Vegas? That is, if such a concept were ever proposed?

That ship sailed years ago. The east side of the Las Vegas Valley being the most built up by the time the beltway was being planned is what inhibited a full beltway.

All the ROW acquisition through established residential and commercial areas made it prohibitively expensive. I recall seeing (but haven't been able to find since then) a feasibility study or something generated circa 2004 that estimated something like a $1 billion price tag to build an eastern leg.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2018, 09:08:44 PM »

The new Tropical Parkway spurring east from the north end of CC 215 appears to be near completion. The arterial was already striped when we passed by it a week ago.

It opened yesterday.
https://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/road-opens-to-industrial-area-rising-near-las-vegas-motor-speedway/

Another good tidbit from the end of that article:
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The Nevada Department of Transportation plans to fill the gap between Range Road and I-15 with a system-to-system interchange that calls for replacing the current set of stop signs with several flyover ramps that will someday link I-15 and the Beltway.

The $90 million interchange is about 60 percent designed, with construction expected to start next year, said Tracy Larkin-Thomason, an NDOT deputy director.

That's the first I've heard of a specific date for the northern system interchange. It's been in NDOT major project planning for a while (as one phase in the multi-phase I-15 north improvements project that has been ongoing), but nothing that definitive that I've seen.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2019, 12:57:07 PM »

Looks like the full system interchange at I-15 and the north end of CC-215 is going to get underway this year:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/new-interchange-near-las-vegas-motor-speedway-will-smooth-traffic-1599367/

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The interchange project for Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway, slated to cost up to $110.5 million, is expected to get underway later this year near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The work wonít be complete until 2022.

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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 03:03:09 PM »

Do they have any plans to upgrade the County 215/US 95/future Interstate 11 interchange in the near future? That interchange will definitely need an upgrade in order for Clark County 215 to offically become Interstate 215.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2019, 05:28:09 PM »

Do they have any plans to upgrade the County 215/US 95/future Interstate 11 interchange in the near future? That interchange will definitely need an upgrade in order for Clark County 215 to offically become Interstate 215.

Yes. Phased improvements initially began back in 2015, with another phase just recently breaking ground. More info can be found in the US 95 and County 215 Centennial Bowl Interchange thread on this board.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2019, 06:36:06 PM »

Posting some of the progress of the future interchanges along the northern section of the CC-215 beltway on my trip there last week...


Traveling east on the approach to Losee Road (Exit 47). Photo taken 03/03/19.


Overpass construction at the future Pecos Road interchange (Exit 48). Photo taken 03/03/19.


Westbound approach to Lamb Boulevard (Exit 49). Photo taken 03/03/19.


Looking south showing the future westbound lanes between Pecos Road and Losee Road. Photo taken 03/03/19.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2019, 02:35:34 PM »

Since it's been brought up in this thread previously, a short article updating on the I-15/CC 215 northern interchange project...

NDOT gets $27M boost for North Las Vegas freeway project, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/14/2019
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The Nevada Department of Transportation secured almost $27 million in federal dollars to go toward the Interstate 15-215 Beltway interchange project in North Las Vegas.

The money is from the Federal Highway Administrationís year-end funds, allowing NDOT to underwrite the $100 million northern beltway interchange project, the department announced Monday.

The project, set to go to bid next month, includes designing new ramps, flyovers and street connections to complete a system-to-system interchange where I-15 meets the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas.The projectís scope includes constructing I-15 southbound ramps for the Tropical Parkway interchange.

Other work on the northern beltway interchange includes reconstructing portions of Centennial and Tropical parkways and widening a small portion the 215 Beltway. Construction is expected to begin before yearís end and is slated for completion in 2022.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2020, 10:32:45 PM »

According to Google Maps and OpenStreetMap, all of the interchanges between US 95 and I-15 on the north side are finished and open. Is this true?
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2020, 11:37:42 AM »

According to Google Maps and OpenStreetMap, all of the interchanges between US 95 and I-15 on the north side are finished and open. Is this true?

I don't live down in Vegas so haven't seen it in person. But given the timeline of construction and progress documented in photos posted to this thread, I'd guess the project would have been completed by now.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2020, 02:20:06 PM »

Would this new roadway inhibit any possibility of making 215 a full beltway around Las Vegas? That is, if such a concept were ever proposed?

Massive housing development east of LV has, for all intents and purposes, rendered a beltway configured as a continuation/connector of the present one a non-starter; instead, an outer "bypass" running between Railroad Pass on I-11 and I-15 between the northern 215 and US 93 interchanges has been periodically suggested.  But that would in part impinge upon the Lake Mead recreational area, so any such plans are still up in the air -- although it has been floated, along with the northern part of the 215 bypass, as an alternate I-11 alignment if the US 95 city-center route isn't chosen (although it seems with the passing of time that US 95 will be the ultimate selection). 
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2020, 10:46:52 PM »

This video: shows the CC-215 North Beltway nearly complete. It's dated in April 2020, but I don't know when it was shot. I believe only 1-2 interchanges are left, and US 95/CC-215.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2020, 11:28:33 PM »

This video: shows the CC-215 North Beltway nearly complete. It's dated in April 2020, but I don't know when it was shot. I believe only 1-2 interchanges are left, and US 95/CC-215.

I found a more-updated video of the CC-215 beltway in LV that was taken about a month ago...

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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2022, 10:46:22 AM »

Bumping this old thread for an update on the I-15/CC-215 interchange project:

New I-15/215 Beltway flyover connector in North Las Vegas set to open, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/3/2022
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A new Interstate 15 and 215 Beltway connection in North Las Vegas is set to open this week.

Beginning at noon Thursday, a new flyover ramp will allow motorists to access the 215 westbound while traveling south on I-15, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The ramp is part of the nearly $100 million I-15/215 northern interchange project.

The addition of the ramp will allow traffic to flow without stopping at the stop-sign controlled intersection at Tropical Parkway.

In addition to the new flyover ramp, motorists will see changes to surface streets in the area including local access to Range Road north, Belt Road and Centennial and Tropical parkways.

The project is set to be completed in the fall, with additional flyover ramps from the 215 westbound to I-15 northbound and I-15 northbound to 215 eastbound.

I-15 SB to CC-215 WB is the first of three new freeway-to-freeway ramps being built for this project to open, but I wouldn't call it a flyover (most of the ramp, save its crossing of a new surface street connection) is built on elevated fill...

I drove through the project area less than a week ago (albeit at night), and it looks like they're making significant progress on the actual flyovers (15 NB > 215 WB and 215 EB > 15 NB). The bridges over Range Road are nearly done (or at least the WB one was), and the new surface connections appeared to be taking shape.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2022, 09:12:04 PM »

I drove the whole route today.

Only temaining traffic signal between the endpoints is near the 95.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2022, 02:49:49 PM »

I drove the whole route today.

Only temaining traffic signal between the endpoints is near the 95.

Oso Blanca?
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2022, 11:34:30 AM »

I drove the whole route today.

Only temaining traffic signal between the endpoints is near the 95.

Oso Blanca?

As of a couple weeks ago, the Oso Blanca signal had been deactivated. The last remaining signal is on the other side of US 95, at the temporary intersection that provides access to Sky Pointe and US 95 north (the actual 215/Sky Pointe bridge will be aligned slightly to the east of this).
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2022, 01:11:10 PM »

I drove the whole route today.

Only temaining traffic signal between the endpoints is near the 95.

Oso Blanca?

As of a couple weeks ago, the Oso Blanca signal had been deactivated. The last remaining signal is on the other side of US 95, at the temporary intersection that provides access to Sky Pointe and US 95 north (the actual 215/Sky Pointe bridge will be aligned slightly to the east of this).

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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2022, 01:05:40 PM »

Bump, to report that another ramp (an actual flyover this time) at the I-15/CC-215 interchange is complete. The NB 15 to WB 215 ramp opened on Nov 17th.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/traffic/new-i-15-215-beltway-northern-interchange-ramp-opens-2678460/
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The Nevada Department of Transportation opened a flyover ramp linking northbound I-15 to the 215 westbound Thursday, marking the second of four flyovers planned to open as part of the $139 million project. The first ramp, the I-15 southbound to 215 westbound ramp, opened earlier this year.
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By the end of the year, the 215 eastbound to I-15 northbound and 215 eastbound to I-15 southbound ramps will open to traffic, marking the substantial completion of the over-two-year project.
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https://twitter.com/nevadadotvegas/status/1593026548072058880?t=r4zDHrgQB4DMRRUvxgiaqA&s=19
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2022, 02:27:55 PM »

Nice. That was one ugly cloverleaf ramp it replaces.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2022, 02:38:29 PM »

Nice. That was one ugly cloverleaf ramp it replaces.

You're thinking of the Centennial Bowl, which still has two years left for full completion. This is the I-15/215 interchange near Nellis AFB. This is replacing a diamond interchange, as the traffic patterns finally warranted build-out.
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Re: Vegas north beltway updates will be slow to come
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2022, 02:44:33 PM »

Nice. That was one ugly cloverleaf ramp it replaces.

You're thinking of the Centennial Bowl, which still has two years left for full completion. This is the I-15/215 interchange near Nellis AFB. This is replacing a diamond interchange, as the traffic patterns finally warranted build-out.

Thanks for the correction. Though this looks good too. It seems stupid to exit the freeway and hit a stop at Range Road when the rest of the highway is now nonstop.
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