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Henderson Police Get Money for Special Traffic Enforcement Efforts

Henderson Police announced a plan to have 11 special traffic enforcement efforts over the next year thanks to a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

The department received $105,000 in federal funding through the state in the Joining Forces program. Officers will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt usage, speeding, distracted driving and impaired drivers.

“I have worked many traffic accidents in my time as a police officer and know the impact that a drunk driver can have on a family and a community,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “I know that our efforts will help reduce the number of drunken drivers on our roadways and increase the number of people wearing their seat belts.”

Bridge Work Causes Nighttime Closures of Airport Roads

Bridge Work Causes Nighttime Closures of Airport Roads

 

More bridge work means more road closures near McCarran Airport this week.

Work on a bridge expansion project will require overnight closures of the ramps between the Airport Connector and the I-215 Monday and Wednesday. The closures will be from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. both days.

During the closure, the westbound I-215 ramp to the airport will not be affected and will serve as a detour. Eastbound I-215 traffic bound for the airport will be detoured to the Warm Springs exit and back onto I-215 to use the westbound ramp to the airport tunnel.

Traffic exiting the airport tunnel to westbound I-215 will not be affected. Traffic headed toward eastbound I-215 will be detoured to exit at Hidden Well Road and turn south on Gilespie Street to Warm Springs where vehicles can re-access I-215.

Overhead Clearance Reduced on Part of Robindale Road

Overhead Clearance Reduced on Part of Robindale Road

 

Cars and trucks using Robindale Road near the I-215 will have less overhead clearance starting Wednesday night.

Beginning around 9 p.m., the overhead clearance for vehicles traveling on Robindale Road under the I-215 will be reduced to 13-feet, 9-inches. Vehicles over or near this height will be directed to follow posted detour routes around this area.

This change will be in place for about six months as part of the bridge widening project that will be adding lanes on I-215.

This is part of the federally funded I-215 Airport Connector project, which started in January and is expected to be complete in January 2014. Bridges over Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, and Duck Creek also will be expanded as part of the project.

Lumber Spill Snarls Traffic on Freeway Access Road

Lumber Spill Snarls Traffic on Freeway Access Road

An overturned truck spilled lumber across a busy freeway access road Wednesday morning, creating a traffic headache for late-morning commuters.

The truck turned on its side on the Russell Road/Frank Sinatra Drive access road on the Westbound 215/Northbound Interstate 15 freeway interchange. The cause of the accident is not yet know. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported.

Field Survey Work to Close Lanes on Several Busy Roads

Field Survey Work to Close Lanes on Several Busy Roads

The Clark County Water Reclamation District will be conducting three different field work surveys over the next several weeks all in the same area south of McCarran International Airport.

The field surveys will force lane restrictions on some heavily traveled roads. The first closure will be Tuesday through Friday, September 14. The closures will be on Bermuda Road southbound from Sunset Road to Pilot Road. The road will be down to one lane. The survey will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The second survey will be on Warm Springs Road and Spencer Street, starting September 5 through September 11. Spencer Street southbound from Warm Springs Road just past the intersection will be restricted to one lane. Warm Springs Road eastbound from Tamarus Street to Caliente Street will be restricted to two lanes. The work will be performed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday

Warm Springs Bridge at I-15 Fully Reopens Friday

 

Drivers in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley will be happy to know the Warm Springs Bridge will be fully open by 5 p.m. Friday.

The bridge was closed, torn down and replaced as part of the I-15 South Design-Build Project. The new configuration of the bridge includes three lanes in each direction over I-15.

The design-build project was a $246.5 million project to redesign I-15 from Tropicana Avenue to Silverado Ranch Boulevard. It included new bridges, like the one at Warm Springs Road, along with new access roads and reconstructed ramps linking I-15 with the southern beltway.

The Nevada Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the stretch of I-15 with a ribbon cutting August 15. 

Rollover Accident Snarls Morning Commute on I-215

Rollover Accident Snarls Morning Commute on I-215

A rollover accident involving a utility truck brought westbound I-215 to a standstill Wednesday morning, spoiling the morning commute for many in Green Valley.

The accident took place before 7 a.m. near the Eastern Avenue exit. More than an hour later, backups still stretched beyond the Valle Verde Drive on-ramp.

No major injuries were reported. The right lanes, which had been blocked, are open again.