Interstate 515 and U.S. 93/95 North

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Started in mid-2016, Project NEON improved nearly a four mile stretch of I-15, including a portion of the Spaghetti Bowl Interchange with I-515/U.S. 93-95. Work added High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes along I-15, HOV ramps between I-15 and U.S. 95 at the Spaghetti Bowl Interchange, and braided ramps to improve traffic flow. The HOV Flyover at I-15 and U.S. 95 was completed in July 2019. The expanded HOV network along both U.S. 95 and I-15 opened to motorists on May 20, 2020.

Interstate 515 U.S. 93 U.S. 95 North
Beginning at the exchange with I-11 and I-215 west of Henderson, I-515 proceeds northward along with U.S. 93/95 toward Downtown Las Vegas. The Oran K. Gragson Freeway connects with Auto Show Drive next, followed by Sunset Road (Exit 64) to McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Galleria Drive (Exit 65). Photo taken 07/22/17.
An auxiliary lane briefly joins I-515 north to Exit 62 for Auto Show Drive. The diamond interchange was added by 2006, and as the name implies, numerous auto dealerships surround three quadrants of it. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Auto Show Road joins I-515 to both Gibson and Eastgate Roads, and to the Gibson Springs neighborhood. Photo taken 07/22/17.
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While traffic enters the freeway from I-215, motorists along I-515/U.S. 93-95 north pass under Auto Show Road one mile out from Sunset Road. Photos taken 07/22/17.
Several warehouses and auto dealerships line either side of I-515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) on the half mile approach to Exit 64 for Sunset Road. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Confirming marker for I-515/ U.S. 93-95 north beyond the ingress point from Auto Show Drive. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Sunset Road stretches across the entire southern Las Vegas metro area, connecting with Interstate 515 at Exit 64A. The arterial begins in southwest Spring Valley and extends east through Paradise and Henderson. SR 562 follows a portion of Sunset Road, between Las Vegas Boulevard and the urban line to Henderson. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Immediately following the ramp to Sunset Road (Exit 64A), Exit 64B departs to Galleria Drive. The interchange was added by October 2009 to relieve traffic from nearby Sunset Road and the Galleria at Sunset Mall.1 Galleria Drive extends east from I-515 to Boulder Highway and Lake Las Vegas. Photo taken 07/22/17.
One mile separates Galleria Drive from Russell Road (Exit 65) along I-515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) north. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Both Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68) and Flamingo Road (Exit 69) join I-515/U.S. 93-95 with the Las Vegas Strip in 1.75 and 3.75 miles, while Russell Road (0.5 miles) provides access to the main terminal at LAS. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Interstate 515 curves westward on the approach to Exit 65 for Russell Road. Russell Road stretches eastward from the freeway to Sam Boyd Stadium at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). Photo taken 07/22/17.
This lone I-515 confirming marker stands along northbound I-515/U.S. 93-95 near the merge ramp from Galleria Road. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Stephanie Street spans the Oran K. Gragson Freeway as Exit 65 departs for Russell Road. Russell Road continues on a westerly course from I-515 through central Paradise, to an end at Paradise Road across from Terminal 1 at McCarran International Airport (LAS). Photo taken 07/22/17.
Numerous billboards line I-515/U.S. 93-95 north as the freeway enters an S-curve beyond Exit 65. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Nellis Boulevard passes over I-515 one mile ahead of Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68). Motorists bound for Flamingo Road (Exit 69) will depart in 2.25 miles while Boulder Highway meets the freeway in four miles (Exit 70). Photo taken 07/22/17.
Mountain Vista Street travels underneath Interstate 515 one half mile out from Exit 68 (Tropicana Avenue). Motorists are also advised to use Exit 68 to reach LAS. Photo taken 07/22/17.
The Oran K. Gragson Freeway begins its northward turn as traffic leaves for Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68). Tropicana Avenue doubles as SR 593 between Dean Martin Drive near the Las Vegas Strip and SR 582 (Boulder Highway).
In addition to linking I-515 with the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Avenue also connects with the UNLV main campus as well as Spring Valley on the west end of the metro area. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Beyond Exit 68 (Tropicana Avenue), drivers along Interstate 515 pass under Harmon Avenue en route to Flamingo Road. Downtown and Interstate 15 are typically a 10 minute drive from this point. Photo taken 07/22/17.
A parclo interchange joins I-515 to Flamingo Road (Exit 69) east to SR 582 (Boulder Highway) and west to the central part of the Strip. SR 592 follows Flamingo Road along two separate segments across the valley area, with the easternmost section of SR 592 lying between Paradise Road and Boulder Highway. Photo taken 07/22/17.
A single lane departs for Tropicana Avenue (SR 592) 1.50 miles out from Boulder Highway (Exit 70). Tropicana Avenue west to leads to the Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Flamingo casino resorts. Photo taken 07/22/17.
I-515/U.S. 93-95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) kink northwest between the Homewood Park and Plata Del Sol West subdivisions on the 0.25 mile drive to Boulder Highway (SR 582). Photo taken 07/22/17.
Interstate 515 meets Boulder Highway (SR 582) just beyond the limits of Paradise at Exit 70. Boulder Highway represents the former alignments of U.S. 93/95 and U.S. 466 through East Las Vegas and Henderson prior to the construction of the Oran K. Gragson Freeway.
SR 582 generally follows Boulder Highway from the Wagonwheel exchange near Henderson to the city limits of Las Vegas. Photo taken 07/22/17.
SR 582 (Boulder Highway) passes beneath I-515/U.S. 93-95 one and one half miles out from a diamond interchange (Exit 72) with Charleston Boulevard. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Motorists along I-515 north travel by this set of shields beyond the entrance ramp from Boulder Highway. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Interchange sequence sign posted beyond the Sahara Avenue underpass. Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 75) connects the freeway with Downtown in 3.75 miles. Photo taken 07/22/17.
I-515/U.S. 93-95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) formally enters the city of Las Vegas as the freeway spans Wyoming Avenue. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Charleston Boulevard extends east from I-515 (Exit 72) into Sunrise Manor and west toward Downtown and Summerlin. SR 159 overlays Charleston Boulevard from Nellis Boulevard (SR 612) west across the region to the boundary of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Oran K. Gragson Freeway meets Eastern Avenue to North Las Vegas in 1.75 miles at Exit 73. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Passing over Stewart Avenue, I-515/U.S. 93-95 makes a westward turn toward Downtown and I-15. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Interstate 515 ends 3.25 miles ahead at the exchange with I-15, locally referred to as the Spaghetti Bowl. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Downtown Las Vegas comes into view as Exit 73 leaves for Eastern Avenue. Eastern Avenue is a major corridor linking I-515 with North Las Vegas to the north and Winchester and Paradise to the south. Eastern Avenue was formerly SR 607 prior to 2008. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Several Downtown casino resorts, including the D Las Vegas, Downtown Grand, El Cortez, and Fremont, can be seen from the 1.25-mile drive to Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 75). Photo taken 07/22/17.
Turning northwest parallel to Downtown Las Vegas, I-515/U.S. 93-95 travels along a viaduct for the remaining stretch to I-15. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Following Maryland Parkway, the final interchanges from I-515 north are Exit 75 to Las Vegas Boulevard and Exits 76A/B for I-15 to Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Exit 75 joins I-515/U.S. 93-95 with Las Vegas Boulevard. Las Vegas Boulevard leads through Downtown en route to the Las Vegas Strip. The arterial also represents previous alignments of U.S. 91/466. Points of interest for Exit 75 include the Fremont Street and Arts Districts (including the Fremont Street Experience), as well as area museums. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Continuing west from above Las Vegas Boulevard, Interstate 515 leads into the Spaghetti Bowl Interchange with I-15. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Ramp meters operate along this segment of I-515 due to the close proximity of ramps between Las Vegas Boulevard and Interstate 15. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Exit 76A links with I-15 south to Southern California. U.S. 93 splits with U.S. 95 north via Exit 76B. Overlapping with I-15 north to Exit 64, U.S. 93 continues to Ely. U.S. 95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) continues solo north through the Las Vegas metro area toward Tonopah and Reno. Photo taken 07/22/17.
Two lanes depart for I-15 south at Exit 76A. I-15 parallels the Las Vegas Strip to the west as it beelines for the California border and the greater Los Angeles area. The ensuing ramps are for I-15 north to St. George, Utah and Exit 76C for Martin Luther King Boulevard. Photo taken 08/13/16.
I-515 formally ends as Exit 76B separates for I-15/U.S. 93 northbound. U.S. 95 continues along the Oran K. Gragson Freeway west and north through the Las Vegas suburbs to SR 157 (Kyle Canyon Road). Photo taken 07/22/17.

Sources:
  1. "Long-anticipated Galleria interchange to finish by October", Las Vegas Sun, 03/26/2009.


Photo Credits:

08/13/16, 07/22/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 15
U.S. 95
State Route 604 - Las Vegas Boulevard

Page Updated 02-17-2018.