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Started by Interstate Trav, April 28, 2011, 12:58:30 AM

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triplemultiplex

And my snark setting was too high.
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DenverBrian

After driving US-95 northwest of Las Vegas, it seems like it would be relatively cheap to extend I-11 to just past the Clark/Nye county line. There are precious few intersections; it's already four lane divided with interstate-standard shoulders and grades; I'd guess fewer than 10 interchanges to be built.

If this were in Texas, they'd already have it done, and if they had to start today, they'd have it finished in six months.

Max Rockatansky

A lot of that expressway was purpose built to facilitate the military installation at Mercury and the wider Nevada Test Site.  Traffic drops considerably north NV 157 and usually can be fairly well timed to the typical 7 AM-4 PM military admin day. 

Sub-Urbanite

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on February 24, 2024, 10:15:15 AM
A lot of that expressway was purpose built to facilitate the military installation at Mercury and the wider Nevada Test Site.  Traffic drops considerably north NV 157 and usually can be fairly well timed to the typical 7 AM-4 PM military admin day.

Yep. Back then, most civilian workers at the test site – and there were a lot of them – commuted from Las Vegas.

Max Rockatansky

Quote from: Sub-Urbanite on February 25, 2024, 11:31:26 AM
Quote from: Max Rockatansky on February 24, 2024, 10:15:15 AM
A lot of that expressway was purpose built to facilitate the military installation at Mercury and the wider Nevada Test Site.  Traffic drops considerably north NV 157 and usually can be fairly well timed to the typical 7 AM-4 PM military admin day.

Yep. Back then, most civilian workers at the test site – and there were a lot of them – commuted from Las Vegas.

It is also a common pattern to see expressway and freeway segments built to facilitate commutes to bases.  That was the large driver for a freeway and expressway alignment of CA 198 being built to NAS Lemoore from Hanford.  Likewise there is a four lane expressway segment of US 1 from Key West to Boca Chica Key where the flight line for NAS Key West is.

ClassicHasClass

Or Air Base Parkway in Fairfield for Travis AFB.

kernals12


Interstate 11 now runs along what was once Interstate 515 and up US 95 to Kyle Canyon Road.

The Ghostbuster

Now if they could renumber the exits to correspond with Interstate 11's mileage instead of US 95's mileage, then we'd really be in business. Is there a timeline for renumbering the exits yet?

roadfro

Quote from: kernals12 on June 19, 2024, 12:00:06 AM
Interstate 11 now runs along what was once Interstate 515 and up US 95 to Kyle Canyon Road.
Note that none of that is actually signed yet. We're still at least a month away from signs going up. Monitor the I-11 thread on the Pacific Southwest board for more info on developments with I-11 on the Nevada side.

Quote from: The Ghostbuster on June 19, 2024, 11:44:03 AMNow if they could renumber the exits to correspond with Interstate 11's mileage instead of US 95's mileage, then we'd really be in business. Is there a timeline for renumbering the exits yet?
No. A resigning project is out to bid that will include a lot of overhead sign replacements.  But as discussed in the other thread, that project is (confusingly) not addressing exit numbering according to I-11 mileposts.
Roadfro - AARoads Pacific Southwest moderator since 2010, Nevada roadgeek since 1983.

DenverBrian

Actually, some I-11 signage HAS been posted at kind of random interchanges along I-515's route. It's spotty and has no logical progression - it's a "where's Waldo" kind of situation.



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