Interstate 11 & U.S. 93-95 south
Initial shield assembly for Interstate 11 along with U.S. 93-95 south posted before the Paradise Hills Drive underpass.
I-11 begins a 16-mile stint and travels along the Boulder City bypass to the Arizona border. Photo taken 07/15/18.
Interchange sequence sign for the three upcoming ramps that serve Boulder City. Boulder City Parkway doubles as U.S. 93 Business in 0.75 miles while U.S. 95 departs for Searchlight two miles ahead (Exit 14). Photo taken 07/15/18.
Interests to both Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreational Area are advised to travel along Boulder City Parkway (U.S. 93 Business). The dam and lake are situated along the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada state line. Photo taken 07/15/18.
I-11 widens to three lanes on the final approach to U.S. 93 Business (Exit 15B). U.S. 93 Business follows the previous alignment of U.S. 93 through Boulder City while the U.S. highway remains with I-11 to the Arizona border.
Exit 15A otherwise connects the freeway with the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino one half mile ahead. Photo taken 07/15/18.
A wye interchange (Exit 15B) ties southbound Interstate 11 with Boulder City Parkway (U.S. 93 Business) to the central business district. Nevada Highway was rebranded as Boulder City Parkway by September 2017 in an effort to keep traffic flowing into the city from I-11 and the bypass.1 Photo taken 07/15/18.
A ramp follows Exit 15B in quick succession for Railroad Pass Casino Road (Exit 15A) to the nearby Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. The connector was built to directly serve the hotel/casino from the Boulder City Bypass (I-11).
U.S. 95 will otherwise leave for Searchlight and the California border in one mile. Photo taken 07/15/18.
Interstate 11 & U.S. 93 south
U.S. 93 Business ties into Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 south at the ensuing diamond interchange (Exit 2) with Nevada 172 . Nevada 172 represents the primary link to nearby Hoover Dam.
Traveling only 1.35 miles, the state route represents a portion of the pre-2011 alignment for U.S. 93, with the designation ending ahead of a checkpoint for the dam. Photo taken 07/15/18.
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I-11 and U.S. 93 south enters a long sweeping S-curve ahead of the Mike O' Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge over the Colorado River. Photos taken 07/15/18.
Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 rise over the eastern end of SR 172 as the freeway curves eastward to the Pat Tillman bridge.
Due to the extreme height of the forthcoming span across the Colorado River, strong wind gusts are possible, and certain vehicle types are advised to remain in the inner (left) lane for the next two miles. Photo taken 07/15/18.
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I-11 and U.S. 93 south cross the Colorado River into Arizona via the Mike O' Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, located south of the Hoover Dam. The concrete arch bridge opened to traffic October 2010.
Named after a former governor (O' Callaghan) and former professional football player/military specialist (Tillman), the bridge rises 890 feet above the Colorado River, and also features a pedestrian walkway on the north side of the span. Photos taken 07/15/18.

Sources:

  1. "Nevada Hwy Becoming Boulder City Parkway." Boulder City News & Happenings, November 2, 2014.


Photo Credits:

07/15/18 by AARoads

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Page Updated 07-18-2018.