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Author Topic: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas  (Read 22515 times)

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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2023, 10:59:15 PM »

1958 called, it wants its urban planning back

It doesn’t need to have balance. It just needs to move cars as quickly as possible and that’s exactly what it will accomplish. That is completely appropriate for this area.
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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2023, 12:59:27 AM »

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to close the Casino Center Blvd exit if close exit spacing is a concern?
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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2023, 02:49:43 PM »

1958 called, it wants its urban planning back

It doesn’t need to have balance. It just needs to move cars as quickly as possible and that’s exactly what it will accomplish. That is completely appropriate for this area.
Nice attempt at a joke that stopped being funny back in the 2000s.
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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2023, 08:53:44 PM »

1958 called, it wants you to know it's 65 years in the past.
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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2023, 10:22:30 PM »

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to close the Casino Center Blvd exit if close exit spacing is a concern?

Yes, it would be. However, Casino Center is the southbound part of a one-way couplet (4th St being the northbound counterpart) providing one of the most efficient routes through downtown Las Vegas. Without this half interchange, the Las Vegas Blvd interchange is the only direct freeway access to the downtown core. Even the Las Vegas Blvd interchange is probably still too close to I-15 to meet modern recommendations for spacing between a service interchange and a system interchange.

Today's Spaghetti Bowl has C/D roadways in most directions, and this is the only leg lacking any.
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Re: US 95 Downtown Access Project, Las Vegas
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2023, 07:52:20 AM »

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to close the Casino Center Blvd exit if close exit spacing is a concern?

Yes, it would be. However, Casino Center is the southbound part of a one-way couplet (4th St being the northbound counterpart) providing one of the most efficient routes through downtown Las Vegas. Without this half interchange, the Las Vegas Blvd interchange is the only direct freeway access to the downtown core. Even the Las Vegas Blvd interchange is probably still too close to I-15 to meet modern recommendations for spacing between a service interchange and a system interchange.

Today's Spaghetti Bowl has C/D roadways in most directions, and this is the only leg lacking any.

Yeah.  Downtown LV is a significant enough location that it simply cannot be bypassed.  There may be ways to construct the interchange better to handle the weaving, but access to these exits in some way or fashion is critical.
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