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Sewer Work Forces Lane Closures on Jones

A section of Jones Boulevard will be closed to one lane from Robindale Road to Shelbourne Avenue while crews work on sewer lines in the area.

The closure started Wednesday and will last through January 30, 2014. Southbound lanes on Jones will be restricted to just two right-hand lanes. All cross streets and left-hand turns will be allowed.

Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. During work hours, drivers should avoid the area or allow extra time to get through traffic.

 

 

Lanes Reduced on I-15 Northbound Overnight Next Week

Lanes Reduced on I-15 Northbound Overnight Next Week

Lanes along I-15 will be closed starting Monday while crews cut detector loops used to keep an eye on traffic flow.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, lanes along northbound I-15 will be closed overnight at different sections. The first section will be just north of the Blue Diamond Road interchange. The three left lanes will be closed while crews cut the loops, which have been monitoring traffic flow.

The second section will be Tuesday just south of Russell Road, Wednesday will be just north of Tropicana Avenue and Thursday will be just north of Spring Mountain Road.

All work will be done between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

Cactus Ave. Interchange Forcing Restrictions on I-15

Cactus Ave. Interchange Forcing Restrictions on I-15

Work for the new Cactus Avenue interchange will force lane restrictions along I-15 this week.

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced plans to reduce the southbound freeway to one lane from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, while crews install girders for the overpass. Once that work is finished, traffic will be shifted back to the western half of the freeway.

I-15 northbound will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. When that work is finished, the I-15 northbound traffic will be shifted to the western half of the freeway.

The Cactus Avenue interchange will eventually allow drivers to get on and off I-15 from Cactus Avenue, relieving congestion at Silverado Ranch Avenue and St. Rose Parkway. The project will also extend Cactus Avenue between Dean Martin Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The project is expected to be finished by the end of 2014. 

Lane Restrictions in Place Along Dean Martin Dr.

Lane Restrictions in Place Along Dean Martin Dr.

Field work by the Clark County Water Reclamation District will force lane restrictions along Dean Martin Drive.

The lanes will be restricted between Ponderosa Way and Post Road. The outside northbound lane will be restricted intermittently starting Tuesday through at least Oct. 25.

Work will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane Reductions and Shifts Start for Cactus Avenue Interchange

Lane reductions and shifts will start next week along I-15 for construction of the Cactus Avenue interchange.

Starting Wednesday, May 29 through the end of the year, northbound I-15 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes between the Silverado Ranch and St. Rose Parkway interchanges.

It is just the beginning of a series of lane shifts and reductions as a complete interchange is built connecting Cactus Avenue with I-15.

In June, southbound I-15 traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of the freeway, while crews create three southbound and two northbound lanes on the southbound side of the freeway. When that work is finished, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side.

The $62 million project is designed to relieve traffic congestion along the freeway and at the two nearby interchanges.

The project is expected to last 18 months. 

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

 

Law enforcement agencies from around southern Nevada will be combining forces in hopes of making roads safer.

The Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force announced Tuesday plans for a saturated enforcement area along two stretches of freeway in the Las Vegas valley.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police will be out in force Wednesday, patrolling along U.S. 95 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Lake Mead Boulevard and along I-15 from Lake Mead Boulevard to Russell Road.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are following to closely, speeding, changing lanes unsafely, using a cell phone or driving while distracted.

"We are going to take on a zero tolerance mentality with all of our officers, which are going to be patrolling throughout this area, looking for the different violations which we have noted to be accident causing," NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.