Interstate 11 & U.S. 93-95 North

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Interstate 11 U.S. 93 North
This older welcome sign stands along Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 north at the western end of the Mike O' Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The Silver State was established October 31, 1864, during the Civil War.
Nevada lies completely in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) as it straddles the entirety of the eastern state border. 03/07/19
I-11 runs concurrent with U.S. 93 along the Hoover Dam and Boulder City bypasses to Railroad Pass south of Henderson. 07/15/18
Interstate 11/U.S. 93 circumvent Boulder City to the south en route to Henderson. Several vintage hotel/casinos line Downtown Las Vegas 32 miles ahead. 07/15/18
Northbound motorists pass over SR 172 one mile ahead of Exit 2 to U.S. 93 Business. The upcoming interchange is the first of three to serve Boulder City. 07/15/18
Exit 2 joins I-11 and U.S. 93 with U.S. 93 Business west and SR 172 east. U.S. 93 Business overlays the previous course of U.S. 93 through Boulder City while SR 172 overtook 1.35 miles of the former alignment of U.S. 93 after the opening of the Mike O' Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial bridge in 2010. 07/15/18
SR 172 east (Exit 2) is the only state route with direct access to Hoover Dam and the Mike O' Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge plaza and walkway. 07/15/18
Traffic departs for the exchange with U.S. 93 Business and SR 172 (Exit 2) along Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 north. An over crossing carries drivers to westbound U.S. 93 Business while a separate ramp departs for SR 172 east. 07/15/18
Confirming markers posted beyond U.S. 93 Business (Exit 2). This section of Interstate 11/U.S. 93 maintains a 65 mph speed limit on the 12 mile course around Boulder City. 03/07/19
U.S. 95 (Exit 14) connects the Boulder City Bypass with western reaches of Boulder City in 9 miles. I-11 concludes 19 miles ahead at the exchange with I-215/515 at Henderson. 03/07/19
I-11 reaches an elevation of 2,400 feet at the Robert L. Mendenhall scenic overlook near mile post four. The southbound only scenic overlook offers views of Lake Mead. 03/07/19
A decorative under crossing, along with three overpasses, were built along the 12-mile exit less stretch to allow for free movement of area wildlife.
The passing lane gained at Exit 2 ends ahead as I-11 plateaus for its remaining course around Boulder City. 03/07/19
Seven miles into the Silver State as Interstate 11/U.S. 93 angle southwest over desert terrain outside the Boulder City urban area. 03/07/19
Travel time advisory signs have already been installed along this stretch of I-11 in anticipation of increased traffic along the bypass. The freeway passes over Buchanan Boulevard ahead. 03/07/19
The Boulder City Bypass bends northwest as it passes to the south of Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU) on the two mile drive to U.S. 95 (Exit 14). 03/07/19
U.S. 95 north joins Interstate 11/U.S. 93 from the California border and Searchlight in one mile. 03/07/19
Both Exits 14 and 15 (Railroad Pass Casino Road) connect with U.S. 93 Business to Boulder City. U.S. 93 Business follows the former course of U.S. 93 prior to the opening of the bypass in August 2018. 03/07/19
A single lane ramp departs for U.S. 95 south to Searchlight and Needles, California. SR 173 continues north from Exit 14 for 1.1 miles to U.S. 93 Business. 03/07/19
Interstate 11 U.S. 93 U.S. 95 North
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I-11/U.S. 93-95 north gains an additional lane ahead of the departure to Railroad Pass Casino Road (Exit 15A). The upcoming interchange joins the Boulder City Bypass with the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino and eastbound U.S. 93 Business. 03/07/19
Railroad Pass Casino Road (Exit 15A) was built in conjunction with this portion of Interstate 11 (Boulder City Bypass) to provide direct access to the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. The hotel / casino is the oldest operating casino in the United States, originally opening to the public August 1, 1931.1 03/07/19
Northbound U.S. 93 Business traffic joins the freeway ahead as a flyover ramp shuttles traffic from I-11 south onto U.S. 93 Business east (Exit 15B) to Boulder City. 07/15/18
A steel truss Union Pacific rail line spans I-11/U.S. 93-95 north ahead of a pedestrian over crossing as the freeway advances toward the greater Las Vegas valley. 07/15/18
I-11 and U.S. 93-95 north crest over Railroad Pass (elevation 2,387 feet) on the one mile out from Wagonwheel and Nevada State Drive (Exit 17A). 07/15/18
Interstate 11 north meets Boulder Highway (SR 582) at a wye interchange (Exit 17B) in 0.75 miles. Boulder Highway represents the former routing of U.S. 93-95 through Henderson. 07/15/18
This shield assembly stands ahead of the ramp to Wagonwheel Drive (Exit 17A). It replaced the initial assembly for Interstate 515 north by August 2017 when the first phase of I-11 opened to traffic. 07/15/18
A diamond interchange joins I-11 and U.S. 93-95 with Wagonwheel Drive and Nevada State Drive. Wagonwheel Drive stems east to the Old Vegas East neighborhood while Nevada State Drive extends south to the Nevada State College campus. 07/15/18

Sources:
  1. Historic Railroad Pass Hotel, Casino & Travel Center - History Section (www.railroadpass.com).


Photo Credits:

07/15/18, 03/07/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 215 / Clark County 215 - Bruce Woodbury Beltway
Interstate 515 - Oran K. Gragson Freeway

Page Updated 04-12-2019.

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