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Improvements Coming to Southern Beltway

Improvements Coming to Southern Beltway

Drivers in the southeastern part of the valley should be prepared for lane restrictions and closures along the Southern Beltway as crews work to widen the roadway.

Crews will start work on expanding I-215 from I-15 to Windmill Lane this week. The construction will add one lane in each direction so there will be a total of four lanes. The project also calls for the expansion of bridges over the Beltway at Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, Robindale Road and the Airport Connector.

The project is expected to take about two years to finish and cost $30 million. 

Overnight Closure on Major Henderson Road Tonight

Overnight Closure on Major Henderson Road Tonight

Drivers who use St. Rose Parkway to zip across Henderson will need to find another route tonight and possibly tomorrow night as well.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, eastbound St. Rose Parkway between Eastern Avenue and Coronado Center Drive will be closed to all traffic. Motorists traveling eastbound on St. Rose Parkway will be detoured at Eastern Avenue to Coronado Center Drive. Eastbound lanes will open by 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The closure is due to construction of the pedestrian bridge that connects the Amargosa Trail across St. Rose Parkway. The contractor will be placing a 99-foot-long section of steel bridge structure about 18 feet above the roadway.

Getting a Jump on the New Cell Phone Law

Getting a Jump on the New Cell Phone Law

Henderson Police today announced they will get a head start on the new state law governing cell phone use while driving.

Department officers will no longer use handheld cell phones and text while driving on duty except in emergencies.

Although a new law banning the use of handheld cell phones provides an exemption for police officers on duty to use handheld cell phones, Chief Jutta Chambers said she wants Henderson to lead by example.

The new department policy mirrors the state law banning the use of handheld devices. Chief Chambers signed the new policy which goes into effect today, two months before the new state law. The new law banning the use of handheld cell phones or other handheld devices to talk, type or read will start on Oct. 1 with police officers issuing warnings. Starting Jan. 1, officers will start issuing tickets.

Closures Du Jour for I-15 Project

Closures Du Jour for I-15 Project

Here are the latest closures in the continuing I-15 Design-Build South construction project:

  • The ramp from southbound I-15 to Russell Road will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.
  • The ramp from Tropicana Ave. to southbound I-15 will be closed on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.

Lanes Shifting Along I-15

Lanes Shifting Along I-15

The southbound lanes of I-15 are changing again as part of the I-15 Design-Build South project.

Starting Sunday night lane assignments for the left lanes along I-15 will be changing. Drivers in the third lane from the left will have the choice of continuing along I-15 or exiting onto I-215 eastbound. Drivers in the fourth lane from the left will be able to exit onto I-215 east or westbound but they won't be able to continue along I-15 southbound. The new configuration will stay in place around the clock for the next two months. It will allow crews to work on the Express Lanes in that part of I-15.

Delays in that stretch of the freeway are expected so plan ahead for traffic tie-ups.

I-15 Exit to I-215 Changed

I-15 Exit to I-215 Changed

A busy interchange connecting I-15 to I-215 has changed.

The exit from I-15 southbound to I-215 east and westbound was reconfigured Thursday morning. The lanes to I-215 westbound now separate from the freeway at a different point than the lanes that exit eastbound. 

The changes are part of the I-15 Design-Build South Project.

I-15 Exit Moving

I-15 Exit Moving

Drivers will have to pay close attention to the exits on I-15 northbound. 

Starting Friday morning the exit from I-15 northbound to I-215 east and westbound will start about a mile south of where it is currently. The change is part of the I-15 Design Build South Project. The change takes place at 5 a.m. Friday. The new exit will actually be before the exit to Blue Diamond Road. Crews are asking drivers to pay close attention to the signs that will be posted in the area.