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Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Delays Expected from I-15 Design-Build South Project

Delays Expected from I-15 Design-Build South Project

Continuing work on the I-15 Design-Build South project will produce delays this week for drivers at and near the I-15/I-215 interchange.

  • There will be lane restrictions with heavy delays expected at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road tonight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for milling and paving.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-215 will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to eastbound I-215 will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from Dean Martin Road to Sunset Road will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from Sunset Road to Ensworth Avenue will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from eastbound Sunset to Dean Martin will be closed on Monday April 4 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The on-ramp from Russell Road to northbound I-15 will be closed on Monday April 4 from 9 p.m.

Road Construction on I-15 Monday and Tuesday

Road Construction on I-15 Monday and Tuesday

Heads up to anyone using the I-15/I-215 interchange - on Monday and Tuesday, there will be some construction on the ramps of I-15 during the evening. Four ramps will be affected, as follows:

  • The ramp from Las Vegas Boulevard to northbound I-15 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-215 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from eastbound I-15 to Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from southbound I-15 to Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

New Transportation Service for Seniors Launches April 7

New Transportation Service for Seniors Launches April 7

Seniors in the Anthem and Seven Hills neighborhoods will have a new transportation option beginning April 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) together with ITNLasVegasValley and Easter Seals Southern Nevada recently announced a new door-to-door transportation service for seniors over the age of 60 and paratransit-eligible customers who reside in Henderson. RTC officials handed over the keys to two state-of-the-art paratransit equipped minivans to the service provider ITNLasVegasValley and seniors who live in the community.

"Our partnership with Easter Seals Southern Nevada and ITNLasVegasValley, both non-profit organizations, made it possible for seniors and paratransit-eligible customers in this community to access door-to-door transportation service," said Jacob Snow, RTC general manager.

City to replace 500 school zone signs

City to replace 500 school zone signs

The City of Henderson plans to replace 500 school zone speed limit signs this month, asking drivers to observe posted limits when children are present instead of during specific times. 

Work to change out the signs will begin at Taylor Elementary School, Brown Middle School and Basic High School in the east of Henderson and then continue to the west. The project is anticipated to be completed by December.

Research data indicates motorists drive slower through school zones marked by “When Children Are Present” signs, resulting in increased pedestrian safety in school zones. The change in signage will also match other jurisdictions, so that motorists will see uniformity in school zone speed limit signage across the valley.

"Fostering a safe community is one of our goals in Henderson," Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Lane Closures on Green Valley Parkway Starting Today

Lane Closures on Green Valley Parkway Starting Today

Heads up, commuters- if your drive home involves the stretch of Green Valley Parkway, between Warm Springs Road and Windmill Parkway, you will want to find a different route for the rest of the week. Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is performing track repairs on Green Valley where their rail line crosses. Work began today and will continue through Saturday, closing travel lanes on Green Valley Parkway.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and utilize alternate routes if possible, such as Pecos Road or Valle Verde Drive.

Future UPRR repairs will involve roadway crossings at Gibson Road, Stephanie Street, Valle Verde Drive and Arroyo Grande Boulevard. Each rail line and roadway crossing repair requires partial lane closures for three to four days.