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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.
Interests to both Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreational Area are advised to follow U.S. 93 Business (Boulder City Parkway). The dam and lake are situated along the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border. Photo taken 03/09/19.
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.
I-11 curves south on the half mile approach to Railroad Pass Casino Road. Photo taken 03/09/19.
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.
Photo taken 03/09/19.
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A wye interchange (Exit 15B) ties southbound I-11 with Boulder City Parkway (U.S. 93 Business) to the central business district ahead of Railroad Pass Casino Road.
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 03/09/19. Second photo taken 03/07/19.
A ramp follows Exit 15B in quick succession for Railroad Pass Casino Road (Exit 15A) to the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. The connector was built to directly serve the hotel/casino from the Boulder City Bypass (I-11).
U.S. 95 south will leave for Searchlight and the California border in one mile. Photo taken 03/07/19.
Interstate 11 south gains an auxiliary lane between Exit 15A and the upcoming departure of U.S. 95 south (Exit 14). Photo taken 03/07/19.
The El Dorado mountain range rises in the distance as I-11 and U.S. 93-95 bend southeast to Exit 14. Photo taken 03/07/19.
Motorists depart for U.S. 95 south to Searchlight on a 34.6 mile course from I-11 and U.S. 93.
SR 173 north otherwise follows the former U.S. 95 alignment 1.1 miles to a diamond interchange with U.S. 93 Business. Photo taken 03/07/19.
Interstate 11 & U.S. 93 south
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Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 continues on a southeast course as the freeway circumvents Boulder City. Exit 2 (NV 172) to Hoover Dam is a 10 minute drive from this point. Photos taken 03/01/19.
Phoenix is initially listed along I-11 (Boulder City Bypass) south 87 miles out from Kingman, Arizona. U.S. 93 briefly connects with I-40 at Kingman before continuing on a bee line for Wickenburg and Phoenix (via U.S. 60). Photo taken 03/01/19.
Traveling east of Boulder City along Interstate 11 & U.S. 93 six miles out from the Arizona state line. Photo taken 03/01/19.
The Boulder City Bypass briefly turns northwest on the one mile approach to a scenic overlook for Lake Mead. Photo taken 03/07/19.
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Named after local entrepreneur Robert L. Mendenhall, this scenic overlook offers views of nearby Lake Mead as I-11 & U.S. 93 south begins its descent to the Colorado River. Photo taken 03/07/19. Second photo taken 03/01/19.
Motorists enter the Lake Mead National Recreational Area one mile out from the return of U.S. 93 Business (Exit 2). Photo taken 03/01/19.
Exit 2 provides the final connection to Boulder City before I-11 and U.S. 93 continue southeast into Arizona. Photo taken 03/07/19.
U.S. 93 Business ties into Interstate 11 and U.S. 93 south at the ensuing exchange (Exit 2) with SR 172 . The 1.35-mile SR 172 represents the pre-2011 alignment of U.S. 93 and connects motorists to Hoover Dam. Photo taken 03/07/19.
Exit 2 was modified from a standard diamond interchange to include a roundabout with connections to U.S. 93 Business west, SR 172 and Goldstrike Canyon Road. Traffic from U.S. 93 Business east ties into this ramp ahead of the roundabout to allow for free flow movement onto I-11 south. Photo taken 03/07/19.
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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. Photo taken 03/01/19. Second photo taken 07/15/18.
Traffic rises 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, 03/01/19, 03/07/19, 03/09/19 by AARoads

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Interstate 515 - Oran K. Gragson Freeway

Page Updated 04-12-2019.