Clark County 215 west
Clark County 215 (CC-215) continues from the I-215/I-15 exchange along the remaining 39 miles of the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway around the greater Las Vegas metro area. Photo taken 07/21/17.
CC-215 bends around Arville Street ahead of Decatur Boulevard (Exit 13). Rainbow Boulevard otherwise connects the beltway to Spring Valley and Enterprise in 2.50 miles. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Decatur Boulevard originates from Southern Heights Parkway in south Enterprise to meet CC-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) in one quarter mile. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic leaves for Decatur Boulevard (Exit 13) along Clark County 215 west. Decatur Boulevard extends north 9.8 miles through Spring Valley and western Las Vegas to end opposite of North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) at SR 599 (Rancho Drive). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Jones Boulevard (Exit 14) follows in quick secession from Decatur Boulevard. The Bruce Woodbury Beltway maintains at least six to eight overall travel lanes throughout its freeway sections around Las Vegas in addition to auxiliary lanes in between interchanges. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interchange sequence sign posted on the 2.25 mile drive to Buffalo Drive (Exit 16). Jones Boulevard (Exit 14) travels north to Tropicana Boulevard where SR 596 overlays the arterial for 7.16 miles. Photo taken 07/21/17.
A slip ramp leaves for Exit 14 to Rafael Rivera Way and Jones Boulevard. Rafael Rivera Way is part of a system of frontage roads that line both sides of CC-215 (Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway) between Decatur Boulevard (Exit 13) and Tropicana Avenue (Exit 20).
Jones Boulevard otherwise continues 2.6 miles south to Torino Avenue. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Westbound Clark County Route 215 briefly expands to five lanes with the inclusion of an auxiliary lane between the on ramp from Jones Boulevard (Exit 14) and upcoming Rainbow Boulevard (Exit 15). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Rainbow Boulevard is a major north-south arterial that connects the Bruce Woodbury Beltway with Spring Valley in 0.50 miles. Photo taken 07/21/17.
CC-215 makes its northward turn 2.25 miles ahead at Durango Drive (Exit 17). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic leaves for Exit 15 (Rainbow Boulevard) along Clark County 215 west. Rainbow Boulevard travels north through central Spring Valley and into western suburbs of Las Vegas. Southward, Rainbow Boulevard extends to Nevada 160 and south Enterprise.
Nevada 595 follows Rainbow Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and the Rainbow Curve interchange (U.S. 95). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Buffalo Drive meets the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway one mile west of Rainbow Boulevard (Exit 15). Photo taken 07/21/17.
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A split diamond interchange joins CC-215 with Durango Drive and Sunset Road 1.25 miles ahead. Photos taken 07/21/17.
Clark County 215 west reduces to three travel lanes at the ramp to Buffalo Drive (Exit 16). Locally, Buffalo Drive extends south to SR 160 (Blue Diamond Highway) and north to Hacienda Avenue. Photo taken 07/21/17.
The southern end of Blue Diamond Hill (elevation 4,956) and the Sandstone Bluffs grow larger in the distance on the half mile drive to Exit 17 (Durango Drive and Sunset Road). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Sunset Road extends overall 18.3 miles east-west across the lower valley between Spring Valley and Henderson as Durango Road travels 13.2 miles north-south from Enterprise to Summerlin. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Motorists enter the split diamond (Exit 17) interchange with Durango Drive and Sunset Road. Durango Road stems north to meet Russell Road (1.3 miles) and south to Warm Springs Road (0.7 miles).
CC-215 otherwise bends north at this point toward Summerlin and North Las Vegas. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Clark County 215 north
The next interchange along CC-215 (Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway) occurs 0.50 miles ahead at Russell Road (Exit 19). Photo taken 07/21/17.
This confirming marker near milepost 19 indicates the cardinal direction change along Clark County Route 215. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Both Tropicana Avenue (Exit 20) and Flamingo Road (Exit 21) stretch across Spring Valley to the southern half of the Las Vegas Strip. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Exit 19 joins CC-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) to Russell Road. Locally Russell Road extends west to Fort Apache Road and east to Durango Road. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Clark County 215 advances from Exit 19 (Russell Road) to meet Tropicana Avenue next. Photo taken 07/21/17.
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The Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway kinks northwesterly on the final approach to Tropicana Avenue (Exit 20). A single point urban interchange (SPUI) joins the freeway with Town Center Drive in three miles. Photos taken 07/21/17.
A slip ramp departs CC-215 north for Brent Thurman Way to Tropicana Avenue (Exit 20). In addition to the Strip, Tropicana Avenue connects the western suburbs with McCarran International Airport (LAS) and University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). Photo taken 07/21/17.
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Embanked sound walls divide the Bruce Woodbury Beltway from residential neighborhoods on the drive to Flamingo Road (Exit 21). Photos taken 07/21/17.
Fort Apache Road spans CC-215 on the 0.25-mile approach to Flamingo Road. 3.5 miles separate motorists from Sahara Avenue (Exit 25). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic departs for the diamond interchange (Exit 21) with Flamingo Road. Flamingo Road arcs northwest from the Bruce Woodbury Beltway to meet Desert Inn Road opposite Red Rock Ranch Road. Heading east, Flamingo Road enters central Spring Valley en route to I-15 and the Strip. Photo taken 07/21/17.
This mini guide sign for upcoming Town Center Drive (Exit 23) is a remnant from when the freeway section temporarily ended beyond Flamingo Road. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Summerlin, a master planned community, houses over 100,000 residents over 22,500 acres of the western valley region.1 The Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway travels the next eight miles through the community. Photo taken 07/21/17.
CC-215 begins a northward turn as the freeway reaches Exit 23 (Town Center Drive). The Gardens neighborhood lines Town Center Drive to the north while Ridgebrook lies to the south near Flamingo Road. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic along CC-215 north lowers through the single point urban interchange (SPUI) with Town Center Drive (Exit 23). Sahara Avenue follows in 2.25 miles and is the first of two access points for the Downtown Summerlin commercial and entertainment complex. Photo taken 07/21/17.
The Bruce Woodbury Beltway splits the Gardens and Ridgebrook neighborhoods on the one mile drive to Sahara Drive (Exit 25). Hughes Park Drive forms a frontage road along northbound and connects Sahara Avenue with Charleston Boulevard (SR 159). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Sahara Avenue joins CC-215 with Downtown Summerlin at Exit 25. Downtown Summerlin opened October 9, 2014 and offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options.2
Photo taken 07/21/17.
Sahara Avenue borders Downtown Summerlin as it leads east from CC-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) through the Willows neighborhood. Beyond Summerlin, Sahara Avenue continues through Spring Valley to I-15 and the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Hughes Park Drive otherwise continues ahead for Downtown Summerlin and Summerlin Centre Drive. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area borders Summerlin to the west along Nevada 159 (Charleston Boulevard). Sahara Avenue continues west to Red Rock Ranch Road beyond the diamond interchange. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Hughes Park Drive straddles between CC-215 north and the Downtown Summerlin complex as a frontage road connecting Sahara Avenue with Charleston Boulevard (SR 159). Photo taken 07/22/17.
CC-215 passes next to the Downtown Summerlin complex as the freeway advances north to meet SR 159 (Exit 26) in one half mile. SR 159 forms a 31.2-mile loop joining the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway with Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Summerlin Parkway (Exit 28) joins the Bruce Woodbury Beltway (CC-215) with the U.S. 95 (Oran K. Gragson) freeway to Downtown Las Vegas in 2.50 miles. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Motorists depart for SR 159 (Charleston Boulevard) to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The park is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and is a well known destination for hikers and sightseers.
The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa occupies the southeast quadrant of Exit 26 and forms the northern extent of Downtown Summerlin. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Charleston Boulevard represents a major east-west thoroughfare across the Las Vegas region, connecting CC-215 with Downtown Las Vegas. SR 159 overlays Charleston Boulevard from the limits of Red Rock Canyon to SR 612 (Nellis Boulevard) in eastern reaches of Las Vegas.
SR 159 continues southwest through Red Rock Canyon before looping back east to meet SR 160 near Blue Diamond. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interchange sequence gantry posted along CC-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) near the ingress point from SR 159 (Charleston Boulevard). Lake Mead Boulevard (Exit 29) represents the penultimate exit for Summerlin. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Alta Drive spans the Bruce Woodbury Beltway on the half mile drive to a SPUI with Exit 27 (Far Hills Avenue). Far Hills Avenue joins the freeway with the Arbors neighborhood. Photo taken 07/22/17.
CC-215 north briefly widens to five travel lanes on the final approach to Far Hills Avenue (Exit 27). Far Hills Avenue bends southeast along a residential corridor to Town Center Drive and west to the Talaverde neighborhood. Photo taken 07/22/17.
A ramp to Summerlin Parkway (Exit 28) follows in quick succession from Exit 27. Summerlin Parkway is a 6.3 mile commuter freeway linking Clark County 215 with Downtown Las Vegas. An initial four mile segment opened between U.S. 95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) and Town Center Drive by 1990.1 Photo taken 07/22/17.
Lanes partition for east and westbound Summerlin Parkway ahead of the parclo interchange (Exit 28). Summerlin Parkway currently ends at the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway with stubs for a future extension into undeveloped Summerlin. Photo taken 07/22/17.
One mile separates Lake Mead Boulevard (Exit 29) with Cheyenne Avenue (Exit 30) ahead along CC-215 north. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Traffic from Far Hills Avenue (Exit 27) joins the ramp ahead of its split to Summerlin Parkway east and west. The freeway portion of Summerlin Parkway begins immediately east of the interchange (Exit 28) with Clark County 215. A return ramp otherwise follows the signalized intersection for Summerlin Parkway west. Photo taken 07/22/17.


 

Sources:

  1. History Timeline - Official Summerlin website.
  2. Downtown Summerlin - Official Summerlin website.


Photo Credits:

07/21/17, 07/22/17 by AARoads

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Page Updated 06-18-2018.