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roadfro:
Mod Note: Split question about lack of cancelled freeways in Vegas and ensuing discussion out to its own thread. –Roadfro
Cancelled freeways

The Ghostbuster:
I know the southern terminus of Interstate 580 at the US 50/US 395 southern junction will eventually be converted to a single-point-urban-interchange. Does anyone think that intersection will be converted into an interchange anytime soon?

cl94:

--- Quote from: The Ghostbuster on June 22, 2023, 01:23:30 PM ---I know the southern terminus of Interstate 580 at the US 50/US 395 southern junction will eventually be converted to a single-point-urban-interchange. Does anyone think that intersection will be converted into an interchange anytime soon?

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Define "soon". Next 30 years? Probably. Next 5-10? It's not currently funded and there are higher priorities.

gonealookin:
Construction of the SPUI is Phase 2B-4 of the Carson City Freeway project.  When Phase 2B-3 (extension from Fairview Ave. to South Carson Street) was completed, the projected schedule for Phase 2B-4 was the late 2020s, pending funding.

The major backup that occurs there is in the left turn from the end of the freeway, coming southbound, onto southbound US 395.

Even as a local who passes through that intersection pretty frequently, I don't see construction of the SPUI being very high on anybody's priority list.  My own guess is that intersection remains unchanged until such time as traffic on US 395 from Carson City down to Minden creates a push to upgrade those 10 miles or so of US 395 to full freeway.

gonealookin:
NDOT is proposing an experimental "temporary road diet" later this summer for a short portion of US 50 along the east shore of Lake Tahoe.  Link to story.


--- Quote ---The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is proposing to temporarily restripe a one-mile section of US50 on Tahoe’s East Shore to reconfigure the highway from two lanes to one lane in each direction, with a middle turn lane. Highway officials say this is a limited test project aimed at enhancing transportation safety and access on the corridor.
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NDOT is planning to start the project in August and have it in place through September. The section of US50 proposed to be restriped is from south of Zephyr Cove Resort to Round Hill Pines Beach Resort. The test reconfiguration will restripe the highway from two lanes to one lane in each direction, allowing room for a two-way middle turn lane for designated turns to and from numerous driveways and side streets. Peak summer season traffic provides an opportunity to test roadway concepts which NDOT has received public feedback on.
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The striping will be required to be removed after the trial period.
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There is an ongoing proposal to apply the road diet to about a 7-mile stretch of the highway, from a mile or so north of the SR 207 junction up to Glenbrook.  As the highway is currently striped there is no center turn lane, just a double-striped yellow line, no dedicated left turn lanes to the side streets so people making left turns have to stop in the through travel lane, and very little shoulder room for bicyclists.  The tradeoff is obviously losing the second through travel lane in each direction, and not too surprisingly there is a fair amount of community opposition to the road diet, to the point that bumper stickers have been printed:  "US 50:  KEEP FOUR LANES".

The portion which will be temporarily restriped is shown, approximately, here:  https://goo.gl/maps/udpj5HXDRymiixWT9

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