Interstate 515 and U.S. 93 & 95 south
Interstate 515 formally begins here at the exchange between Interstate 15 and U.S. 93 & 95 northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Locally referenced as the Spaghetti Bowl interchange, I-515 and U.S. 93 joins 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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 otherwise travels along a viaduct from this point through to Eastern Avenue (Exit 73). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 07/22/14.
Drivers leave for Casino Center Boulevard (Exit 75B) to downtown Las Vegas as Interstate 515 and 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. Photo taken 07/22/14.
A single lane ramp departs for Exit 75A to 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 Nevada 604 as it travels northeast 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. Photo taken 07/20/14.
Eastern Avenue (Exit 73) meets I-515 and U.S. 93-95 south in 1.25 miles as the Oran K. Gragson Freeway (Las Vegas Expressway) rises over Las Vegas Boulevard. Photo taken 07/22/14.
Traffic along Interstate 515 continues southeast along a viaduct over several city streets as the freeway begins to leave the downtown area. Photo taken 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 in 0.75 miles. Nevada 159 follows Charleston Boulevard while Nevada 582 overlays Boulder Highway. Photo taken 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, Nevada 607 previously followed Eastern Avenue across the city. Photo taken 07/22/14.
1.75 miles separate Eastern Avenue (Exit 73) and Charleston Boulevard (Exit 72) along Interstate 515 south. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 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. Nevada 159 follows the majority of Charleston Boulevard across the region, between Nevada 612 (Nellis Boulevard) and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where Charleston Boulevard becomes Blue Diamond Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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 through 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). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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 between Paradise Road and SR 582) as it spans the region.
Use Flamingo Road west to reach several casino resorts along the Strip, including Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mirage, Treasure Island (TI), Venetian, and the Wynn. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 07/22/14.
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Traffic along I-515 and U.S. 93-95 south dip below Harmon Road on the 0.25-mile approach to Tropicana Avenue. Russell Road otherwise meets the trio in 2.5 miles while Galleria Drive debuts at three miles out. Photos taken 07/22/14.
Motorists leave for Tropicana Avenue (Exit 68) along Interstate 515 south. Nevada 593 travels along Tropicana Avenue between Nevada 582 (Boulder Highway) near Whitney through 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 (Nevada 171) south. Photo taken 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 (home of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas college football team) and west to Paradise. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 07/22/14.
Drivers leave for the diamond interchange (Exit 65) with Russell Road along Interstate 515 south. Russell Road travels west along a commercial and residential corridor through to its end at Paradise Road (SR 171) opposite Terminal A of McCarran International Airport (LAS). Eastward, Russell Road connects with Boulder Highway (SR 582). Photo taken 07/22/14.
An auxiliary lane joins I-515 and U.S. 93-95 from Russell Road through to the departure for Galleria Drive (Exit 64B). Photo taken 07/22/14.
This shield assembly stands along I-515 south beyond the entrance ramp from Exit 65 (Russell Road). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photos taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 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 Nevada 164 corridor. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 07/22/14.
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I-515 south formally ends as motorists leave for I-215 west (Exit 61A). I-215 travels the first 12 miles of the Bruce Woodbury Beltway, joining I-11 & 515 with I-15 near McCarran International Airport (LAS). Clark County 215 overlays the remainder of the 53-mile beltway around the western perimeter of Las Vegas.
I-11 temporarily begins at this exchange, following U.S. 93 and 95 south through to the Boulder City Bypass. Long range plans call for I-11 to follow the U.S. 93 corridor into Arizona toward Phoenix.
Horizon Drive otherwise meets I-11 and U.S. 93-95 two miles ahead at a diamond interchange (Exit 59). Photos taken 07/22/14.



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

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