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Driving You Crazy: I-215/Eastern Avenue Offramp Gridlock | News

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Driving You Crazy: I-215/Eastern Avenue Offramp Gridlock

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the I-215 and Eastern Avenue off-ramp, which only includes one lane, is often backed up with traffic and needs to be widened.

Traffic8 recently covered the landscaping work there and reported this ramp will receive future pavement rehabilitation. The ramp will eventually be free of potholes and cracks, but it will not get widened.

The issue involves busy Eastern Avenue. The road does not have the capacity for all the traffic that uses it.  It's a major arterial into Henderson and Anthem, as well as a popular retail and restaurant corridor. Because of that, high traffic volumes stay consistent.

If county officials widened the 215/Eastern exit, it would make the ramp commute faster, but it would also allow more traffic onto Eastern, which would transfer gridlock from the ramp to the already busy Eastern Avenue. Therefore, widening the ramp will not happen.

What's driving you crazy? You can e-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.


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