Interstate 515 and U.S. 93/95 South

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Interstate 515 U.S. 93 U.S. 95 South
Interstate 515 formally begins at the exchange between I-15 and U.S. 93/95 northwest of Downtown Las Vegas. Locally referenced as the Spaghetti Bowl interchange, I-515 and U.S. 93 join U.S. 95 along the Oran K. Gragson Freeway (Las Vegas Expressway) for 14 miles to the I-11 / I-215 / NV 564 exchange in Henderson. 07/22/14
Traffic along I-515 south travels under the I-15 mainline through the Spaghetti Bowl interchange. This sign bridge once housed a one mile guide sign to Casino Center and Las Vegas Boulevards (Exits 75B-A) but was removed sometime after 2009. 07/22/14
Several casino resorts come into view as the Las Vegas Expressway (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) enters an S-curve en route to the two egress points into Downtown. 07/22/14
Vantage point along the ramp from I-15 north to I-515/U.S. 93-95 south at the Spaghetti Bowl interchange. Ramps to Casino Center Boulevard (Exit 75B) and Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 75A) depart next. 07/20/14
The first confirming marker for Interstate 515 south is posted as the Oran K. Gragson Freeway rises over City Parkway on the approach to Casino Center Boulevard (Exit 75B) to Downtown. The freeway travels along a viaduct from this point to Eastern Avenue (Exit 73). 07/20/14
Interchange sequence sign along I-515 south for the two upcoming Downtown exits and for Eastern Avenue (Exit 73) 1.75 miles ahead. 07/22/14
Drivers leave for Casino Center Boulevard (Exit 75B) to Downtown Las Vegas as I-515/U.S. 93-95 south continue to Las Vegas Boulevard (Exit 75A). Casino Center Boulevard joins the Las Vegas Expressway with several casino resorts including Binions, Four Queens, and the Golden Nugget, as well as the Fremont Street Experience attraction. 07/22/14
Exit 75A departs for Las Vegas Boulevard. Las Vegas Boulevard represents the main thoroughfare connecting Downtown and the original casino area with the famous Las Vegas Strip further to the south. Extending north, Las Vegas Boulevard becomes SR 604 through North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base.
Exit 75A is also used for the Freemont Street District in Downtown and for Cashman Center located 0.5 miles to the north. 07/20/14
Eastern Avenue (Exit 73) meets I-515 and U.S. 93-95 south, 1.25 miles beyond Las Vegas Boulevard. 07/22/14
Leaving the Downtown area, traffic along Interstate 515 continues southeast along a viaduct over several city streets. 07/22/14
Charleston Boulevard (2.25 miles) and Boulder Highway (4 miles) are the next two local access points along I-515 south, beyond the upcoming Eastern Avenue exit. SR 159 follows Charleston Boulevard while SR 582 overlays Boulder Highway. 07/22/14
Motorists depart for a diamond interchange (Exit 73) with Eastern Avenue. Eastern Avenue runs north-south joining I-515 with North Las Vegas and with Paradise. Until 2008, SR 607 previously followed Eastern Avenue across the city. 07/22/14
1.75 miles separate Eastern Avenue (Exit 73) and Charleston Boulevard (Exit 72) along Interstate 515 south. 07/22/14
Drivers pass this shield assembly for I-515 and U.S. 93-95 south as the Oran K. Gragson Freeway spans North 28th Street. 07/22/14
Flamingo Road (Exit 69) debuts at four miles out as I-515 begins its southward curve to Charleston Boulevard (Exit 72) and Boulder Highway (Exit 70). 07/22/14
Continuing on its sweeping curve south, the Oran K. Gragson Freeway reaches the egress point for Charleston Boulevard (Exit 72). Charleston Boulevard extends east and west to join I-515 with Summerlin and Sunrise Manor. SR 159 follows the majority of Charleston Boulevard across the region, between SR 612 (Nellis Boulevard) and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where Charleston Boulevard becomes Blue Diamond Road. 07/22/14
Interstate 515 and U.S. 93-95 continue south from Charleston Boulevard (SR 159) another 1.50 miles to Boulder Highway (Exit 70). Boulder Highway connects the freeway with Henderson to the southeast. 07/22/14
A travel time information board is posted along I-515 south as traffic enters the freeway from Exit 72 (Charleston Boulevard). Travel times vary throughout the day depending on the volume of traffic. Otherwise, I-515 ends 10 miles ahead at the exchange with I-11 and I-215. 07/22/14
Confirming markers for I-515 and U.S. 93-95 posted beyond the ingress point from Charleston Boulevard (SR 159) as the freeway passes over Wyoming Avenue. 07/22/14
Flamingo Road (2.5 miles) and Tropicana Avenue (3 miles) both join the Oran K. Gragson freeway with the Las Vegas Strip. 07/22/14
Traffic leaves for the two lane ramp to Boulder Highway (SR 582) and Exit 70. SR 582 overlays Boulder Highway from the Las Vegas city limits southeast to Henderson. Boulder Highway also represents the former alignment of U.S. 93 and 95 prior to the completion of the Las Vegas Expressway (Oran K. Gragson Freeway). 07/22/14
I-515 south spans Desert Inn Road on the 0.75-mile approach to Flamingo Road (Exit 69). Flamingo Road joins the freeway with Boulder Highway (SR 582) to the east and the center of the Las Vegas Strip to the west.
Otherwise, I-515 will meet both Tropicana Avenue (1.75 miles) and Russell Road (3.25 miles) at subsequent exits. 07/22/14
Flamingo Road stretches across the Las Vegas metro area, passing through the Las Vegas Strip en route to Spring Valley. SR 592 follows two separate segments of Flamingo Road, between SR 595 and I-15, and from Paradise Road to SR 582.
Flamingo Road leads west to several casino resorts along the Strip, including Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mirage, Treasure Island (TI), Venetian, and the Wynn. 07/22/14
Only three-quarters of a mile separate Flamingo Road (Exit 69) and Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68) along I-515 south. Tropicana Avenue links I-515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) with the south end of the Strip and McCarran International Airport (LAS). 07/22/14
Traffic along I-515 and U.S. 93-95 south dip below Harmon Road on the 0.25-mile approach to Tropicana Avenue. 07/22/14
Russell Road meets I-515/U.S. 93-95 in 2.5 miles while Galleria Drive debuts at three miles out. 07/22/14
Motorists leave for Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68) along Interstate 515 south. SR 593 travels along Tropicana Avenue between SR 582 (Boulder Highway) near Whitney to Dean Martin Drive beyond Interstate 15. Tropicana Avenue also links with both the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip and to McCarran International (LAS) via Paradise Road south. 07/22/14
The Oran K. Gragson Freeway bends southeasterly one mile out from Russell Road (Exit 65). Russell Road extends east to Sam Boyd Stadium and west to Paradise. 07/22/14
I-515 and U.S. 93-95 travel under Nellis Boulevard on the one half-mile approach to Russell Road (Exit 65). Russell Road represents the first of eight exits to serve Henderson.
Sunset Road (Exit 64A) will meet I-515 in 2.75 miles while 1.25 miles separate the freeway from Galleria Drive (Exit 64A). 07/22/14
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 65) with Russell Road along I-515 south. Russell Road travels west along a commercial and residential corridor to Paradise Road opposite Terminal A of McCarran International Airport (LAS). Eastward, Russell Road connects with Boulder Highway (SR 582). 07/22/14
An auxiliary lane joins I-515 and U.S. 93-95 from Russell Road to the departure for Galleria Drive (Exit 64B). 07/22/14
This shield assembly stands along I-515 south beyond the entrance ramp from Exit 65 (Russell Road). 07/22/14
Opened by October 2009, Galleria Drive (Exit 64B) joins the Oran K. Gragson Freeway with Galleria at Sunset mall and serves as a relief route for nearby Sunset Road. Galleria Drive otherwise stems east to Boulder Highway (SR 582) and the Calico Ridge area near Lake Las Vegas. 07/22/14
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Interstate 515 and U.S. 93-95 south travels under Galleria Drive on the half mile drive to Sunset Road (Exit 64A). Sunset Road extends across the greater valley area connecting Spring Valley, Paradise, and Henderson. 07/22/14
Traffic leaves for Sunset Road (Exit 64A) via a two lane ramp along I-515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) south. Sunset Road travels west along an urban corridor through Paradise, and lines the southern extent of McCarran International Airport (LAS) en route to the Spring Valley area. SR 562 overtakes the arterial between the Henderson limits and Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise, Sunset Road extends east two miles to an end at Pabco Road. 07/22/14
Auto Show Drive (Exit 62) is a short connector road joining Interstate 515 with Eastgate and Gibson Roads 0.75 miles ahead. 07/22/14
I-515 and U.S. 93-95 span Gibson Road on the one half mile approach to Auto Show Drive. The I-515 portion of the Oran K. Gragson Freeway officially ends in 1.75 miles at the exchange with I-215 west (Exit 61A). 07/22/14
The northern extent of the Mc Cullough Range comes into full view along this stretch of Interstate 515 and U.S. 93-95. The mountain range generally extends southward to the California border near the SR 164 corridor. 07/22/14
A single lane ramp departs for Auto Show Drive 1.25 miles ahead of I-215 west (Exit 61A) and I-11 south. Exit 62 joins I-515 with 20 auto dealerships that make up the Valley Automall. The majority of the dealerships line Auto Show Drive and both Eastgate and Gibson Roads surrounding the diamond interchange.
Traffic lanes also partition for the half mile drive to SR 564 east (Lake Mead Parkway) to Henderson and Lake Las Vegas. 07/22/14
Traveling beneath Auto Show Drive traffic leaves for the extended ramp to SR 564 (Exit 61B). SR 564 overlays Lake Mead Parkway nine miles to the base of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, meeting Boulder Highway (SR 582) in the center of Henderson. 07/22/14
Drivers along southbound Interstate 515 pass by one final confirming marker ahead of the exchange with I-11 / I-215 / SR 564. I-515 continued southward to Horizon and College Drives (2.25 and 3.50 miles) until September 2017 when I-11 overtook the remaining freeway segment to Railroad Pass. 07/22/14
I-515 south ends as Exit 61A departs for I-215 west. I-215 travels the first 12 miles of the Bruce Woodbury Beltway, joining I-11/515 with I-15 near McCarran International Airport (LAS). CC-215 overlays the remainder of the 53-mile beltway around the western perimeter of Las Vegas. Horizon Drive meets I-11 and U.S. 93-95 two miles to the south at a diamond interchange (Exit 59). 07/22/14
Following U.S. 93/95 south to the Boulder City Bypass, I-11 temporarily begins at the Henderson Bowl Interchange with I-215/515. I-11 extends southeast to the Arizona state line by Hoover Dam. Long range plans call for I-11 to follow the U.S. 93 corridor toward Phoenix. 07/22/14

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07/20/14, 07/22/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 11
Interstate 15
Interstate 215 / Clark County 215 - Bruce Woodbury Beltway

Page Updated 02-21-2018.

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