Interstate 215 west
Westbound beginning of Interstate 215 at the departure ramp to Interstate 515 & U.S. 93-95 north. Interstate 515 extends north along the Oran K. Gragson Freeway to Downtown Las Vegas as Interstate 215 travels west along the initial 12 miles of the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway.
Interstate 11 otherwise extends southward with U.S. 93-95 from the exchange to Boulder City and Arizona. Photo taken 07/21/17.
A loop ramp takes motorists to the beginning of I-11 south. I-11 overtook the southernmost segment of I-515 in August 2017 and travels to Railroad Pass and Boulder City. U.S. 93 continues along I-11 through to the Arizona border while U.S. 95 leaves for Searchlight at Exit 14. Photo taken 07/21/17.
First confirming marker posted for I-215 beyond the exchange with I-11/515. Gibson Road passes under the freeway in one quarter mile. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Gibson Road (Exit 2) extends north from I-215 along an industrial and residential corridor through to Galleria Drive. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 generally maintains six to eight overall lanes on its course to Interstate 15 (Exit 12). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Two lanes leave for Exit 2 to Gibson Road along I-215 west. Gibson Road continues south 0.70 miles to its end at Horizon Ridge Parkway at the head of the McCullough mountain range. Photo taken 07/21/17.
The entire length of the Las Vegas Beltway doubles as the Bruce Woodbury Beltway, named after a local politician and lawyer who was instrumental in shaping the area transportation system. The freeway was approved and designated as such in 2004. Photo taken 07/21/17.
I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) west bisects several Henderson neighborhoods through the next three interchanges. Photo taken 07/21/17.
An auxiliary lane joins Interstate 215 west between Gibson Road (Exit 2) and upcoming Stephanie Street (Exit 3). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Meeting the Bruce Woodbury Beltway at Exit 3, Stephanie Street is a major north-south arterial connecting the freeway with Gibson Springs and Whitney Ranch. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic leaves for the diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Stephanie Street. The Sunset Station Hotel-Casino and Galleria at Sunset regional mall lie along Stephanie Street north at Sunset Road. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 west swells to four travel lanes between Exit 3 (Stephanie Street) and Valle Verde Drive (Exit 3B). Photo taken 07/21/17.
The Bruce Woodbury Beltway drops below grade on the upcoming approach to Valle Verde Drive. Otherwise, Nevada 146 stems southwest from the freeway along St. Rose Parkway at Exit 6. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Arroyo Grande Boulevard spans I-215 at the egress point for Exit 3B. Valle Verde Drive extends north into the Green Valley South and south into the Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods within Henderson. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Commercial centers and places of worship occupy three quadrants of the single point urban interchange (SPUI) between I-215 and Valle Verde Drive (Exit 3B). Photo taken 07/21/17.
This confirming marker stands along westbound as I-215 remains entrenched en route to Green Valley Parkway (Exit 5). Photo taken 07/21/17.
These displays are standard along Las Vegas area freeways, and often include travel times to important local interchanges or points of interest. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interchange sequence sign posted 0.25 miles ahead of the ramp to Exit 5 (Green Valley Parkway). SR 146 (St. Rose Parkway) represents the final Henderson exit 2.25 miles ahead. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Green Valley Parkway (Exit 5) meanders northward through the Green Valley South neighborhood through to Sunset Road (SR 562). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Westbound motorists along I-215 west reach the SPUI with Green Valley Parkway. Green Valley Parkway continues south from the freeway into Green Valley Ranch, passing through the District at Green Valley Ranch commercial center en route to Horizon Ridge Parkway. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Exit 6 to SR 146 (St. Rose Parkway) south follows in quick succession from Green Valley Parkway (Exit 5). SR 146 provides a connection between I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) and I-15 at the southernmost point of the Las Vegas metro area. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 bends west on the quarter mile drive to SR 146 (Exit 6). Pecos Road ties into the interchange from the north, originating from Flamingo Road (SR 592) in northern reaches of Paradise. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Traffic departs for Exit 6 to Nevada 146 (St. Rose Parkway) and Pecos Road. Nevada 146 previously extended east into Henderson along Lake Mead Drive but was truncated once I-215 was built over its footprint. The state road was pulled back to its current alignment by 2003.
Nevada 146 now extends 6.4 miles southwest following St. Rose Parkway between the Silverado and Seven Hills neighborhoods. It ends opposite Southern Highlands Parkway at I-15. Photo taken 07/21/17.
The Sandstone Bluffs remain in constant view as Interstate 215 west enters the limits of Paradise (unincorporated).
An interchange sequence sign lists the next three interchanges along I-215 west. Windmill Lane (Exit 8) and Warm Mineral Springs (Exit 9) both run east-west between Paradise and Henderson. Otherwise, Eastern Avenue ties into the freeway next. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Eastern Avenue (Exit 7) extends north 11.5 miles through to North Las Vegas, traveling along a mixed use corridor. To the south, Eastern Avenue curves southeast to SR 146 (St. Rose Parkway) near Seven Hills. Photo taken 07/21/17.
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Rising above South Spencer Street and Pebble Road beyond Exit 7 (Eastern Avenue), the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway begins a northward turn. This Clark County 215 shield assembly replaced an I-215 one by 2013, as this particular stretch of the beltway is maintained by Clark County.
This portion of the freeway was also used as part of a car chase scene in the 1998 movie Lethal Weapon 4. Photos taken 07/21/17.
The southern extent of the Las Vegas Strip comes into view on the half mile drive to Windmill Lane (Exit 8). SR 171 (Exit 10) leaves for McCarran International Airport (LAS) in 2.25 miles. Photo taken 07/21/17.
An electronic travel time advisory display aids motorists on the approach to the SPUI with Windmill Lane (Exit 8). This sign was in place by 2012. Photo taken 07/21/17.
More of the Strip can be seen as I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) west travels through the Wigwam Avenue underpass. Exit 8 leads to Windmill Lane, which stretches east toward Green Valley South and Henderson. Heading west, Windmill Lane ties into Nevada 160 (Blue Diamond Road) at an exchange with I-15. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Drivers shift northwest on the 0.50-mile drive to a parclo interchange (Exit 9) with Warm Springs Road. Las Vegas Boulevard leads north in 2.50 miles to the Strip and Downtown. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interests to the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center are advised to connect with Warm Springs Road. The car rental facility lies to the west of Exit 9 at the northwest corner of Warm Springs Road and Gilespie Street. Photo taken 07/21/17.
I-215 west widens to five travel lanes on the final approach to Exit 9 (Warm Springs Road). Warm Springs Road stretches across the lower valley connecting Spring Valley and Enterprise with Henderson. Locally, the arterial travels west 1.8 miles to Las Vegas Boulevard and east 1.2 miles to Eastern Avenue. Photo taken 07/21/17.
2.5 miles separate Interstate 215 from its end at Interstate 15 (Exit 12). Travelers bound for destinations outside Las Vegas will otherwise depart in 0.75 miles to McCarran International Airport (LAS). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 (Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway) reaches the egress point for Exit 9. Paradise Road meets Warm Springs Road at the parclo interchange and stems north to Sunset Road opposite LAS. Warm Springs Road enters Paradise Valley immediately east of Interstate 215. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Confirming marker for I-215 west posted as the freeway spans both Warm Springs and Paradise Roads. Informational signage for LAS is also posted along this stretch. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Though not signed, SR 171 officially follows the McCarran Airport Connector (Exit 10) northward into LAS. Sunset Road passes over the connector south of the airport with access ramps linking the two.
Construction wrapped up January 2014 and August 2017, respectfully, to modify the exchange between I-215, the Airport Connector, and Warm Springs Road.1 Work included direct access from Warm Springs Road to the Airport Connector and c/d roadways along I-215. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 arcs back west as a single lane ramp leaves for Exit 10 to the Airport Connector (SR 171), Sunset Road, and McCarran International Airport (LAS). The connector opened by 1994 and includes a tunnel section under the east-west runways of the airport. The connector transitions to Paradise Road beyond the terminal complex. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Entrance ramps follow in succession from Warm Springs Road (Exit 9) and the Airport Connector (SR 171) on this stretch of I-215 west. Photo taken 07/21/17.
11 miles in along the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway, motorists next meet Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 11) and Interstate 15 (Exits 12AB) to St. George, Utah and Barstow, California. Photo taken 07/21/17.
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A second reassurance marker is posted along I-215 west ahead of the ramp to Las Vegas Boulevard. Exit 11 connects motorists with the hotel/casino resorts of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Boulevard also represents the alignment of former SR 604 and U.S. 91-466. Photos taken 07/21/17.
I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) west passes under Gilespie Street as drivers leave for Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 11). Numerous hotel/casino resorts line a six mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road through to St. Louis Avenue forming the Strip. Some of the hotel/casino resorts found along the Strip include MGM Grand, City Center, Caesars Palace, and The Venetian. Photo taken 07/21/17.
I-215 advances west toward the exchange with I-15. Locally referred as the Fish Bowl interchange, two separate ramps carry traffic onto I-15 north (Exit 12A) and south (Exit 12B). Photo taken 07/21/17.
Las Vegas Boulevard spans the Bruce Woodbury Beltway on the final approach to Exit 12A. I-15 runs north from I-215 parallel to both Las Vegas Boulevard and the Strip before continuing to Downtown. Regionally, I-15 continues northeast through North Las Vegas toward Mesquite and Arizona. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Entering into the Fish Bowl exchange along I-215 west. A single lane ramp prepares to leave for Interstate 15 south to California and Barstow. Though listed, Interstate 15 bypasses Los Angeles 40 miles to the east. Photo taken 07/21/17.
Interstate 215 officially ends as motorists depart for Exit 12B to Interstate 15 south. The Interstate 15 freeway leaves the Las Vegas metro area at Exit 27 (SR 146) for Primm at the California border.
Clark County 215 overlays the remaining 39 miles of the Las Vegas/Bruce Woodbury Beltway, encircling Spring Valley, Summerlin, and North Las Vegas. The beltway returns to Interstate 15 north of Nellis Air Force Base. Photo taken 07/21/17.


 

Sources:

  1. Airport Connector Project, Clark County Public Works web page. Accessed June 16, 2018.


Photo Credits:

07/21/17 by AARoads

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Interstate 11
Interstate 15
Interstate 515 - Oran K. Gragson Freeway

Page Updated 06-14-2018.