Interstate 515 in Nevada
Interstate 515 or I -515 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nevada. The highway is located in the metropolitan area of Las Vegas, and runs from Henderson to Interstate 15 in downtown Las Vegas. The road is completely double numbered with US 93 and US 95. The route is 24 kilometers long.
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The starting point of I-515 in Henderson.
The road begins in Henderson, a suburb of 266,000 people. I-515 at this point is a continuation of Interstate 11 from Boulder City and Arizona. Here are 2×3 lanes and one also crosses Interstate 215, which starts here. From the highway one has a view over the city, which is somewhat lower. The road runs to the northwest, through the various suburbs and suburbs. The neighborhoods of Las Vegas are relatively densely built, with little green space. The highway then turns to the west, and one gets closer to the center. The highway then has 2×4 lanes and one crosses the Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as “The Strip”. I-515 ends at the interchange with Interstate 15, which leads toLos Angeles and Salt Lake City runs. Continue straight on US 93 and US 95, which continue to form a highway through northwestern Las Vegas.
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Construction on the highway began in 1982 and it was the first highway built in the Las Vegas area after I-15. The highway was built southeast from I-15, reaching Charleston Boulevard in 1984, Tropicana Avenue in 1986, Russell Road in 1988, and Lake Mead Drive in 1990. By 1994, the highway was completed to Boulder Highway southeast of Henderson. Since that year, I-515 has also been used as a number, before that the highway was designated as US 95. Since 2019, the section south of I-215 in Henderson has been signposted as I-11.
In the future, the entire I-515 will become part of Interstate 11.
85,000 vehicles drive daily at I-215 at Henderson, gradually increasing after each connection to 170,000 vehicles at the interchange with I-15.
Interstate 580 in Nevada
|Get started||Carson City|
Interstate 580 or I -580 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nevada. The freeway, also known as the North-South Freeway, runs along with US 395 from Carson City to Reno, the state’s second largest city. I-580 is 57 kilometers long.
I-580 in the Washoe Valley.
Interstate 580 begins as a bypass of Carson City, the state capital. The town sits at 1,400 meters in a valley, after which 2×3 lane I-580 heads north through the spectacular Washoe Valley. This area often has strong winds and has views of mountains with peaks reaching almost 3,000 meters directly to the west. I-580 passes as the crow flies six miles from Lake Tahoe, but a mountain range separates the lake from the Washoe Valley. I-580 has some large concrete arch bridges over side valleys and then approaches the Reno conurbation from the south.
The highway runs north-south through the fairly elongated city of Reno. The highway has largely 2×3 lanes and has a connection to the airport. The northernmost part is somewhat wider with 4 to 7 lanes in each direction. At the interchange with Interstate 80, I-580 ends and US 395 continues as a freeway toward the California border.
US 395 was planned as a freeway through Reno as far back as the 1950’s, but its construction was delayed and has been widely spaced, opening between 1964 and 2012. The most recent phase was the southern extension to US 395. south of Carson City, which would bypass the entire city. This part was constructed between 2015 and 2017 and opened on 2 August 2017. In October 2019, the exit numbering of I-580 was adjusted. The numbering originally ran from 38 to 68, this has been changed from 3 to 36.
|Carson Street||New Washoe City||11.5 km||00-00-1964 / 1970|
|Glendale Avenue||I-80||1.2 km||00-00-1973|
|Virginia Street (Exit 63)||Glendale Avenue||5.6 km||00-00-1980|
|Virginia Street (Exit 61)||Virginia Street (Exit 63)||3.5 km||00-00-1983|
|Mount Rose Highway||Virginia Street (Exit 61)||6.8 km||00-00-1983 / 1998|
|Lincoln Hwy (US 50)||Carson Street||5.2 km||00-00-2006|
|Fairview Drive (US 50)||Lincoln Hwy (US 50)||2.9 km||00-00-2012|
|New Washoe City||Mount Rose Highway||13.5 km||24-08-2012|
|US 395||Fairview Drive (US 50)||6.0 km||02-08-2017|
Wind in the Washoe Valley
In the Washoe Valley between Carson City and Reno, I-580 is prone to high crosswinds known as the Washoe Zephyr. In the western United States, the wind often comes from the west, passes over the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe and then strong katabatic winds develop in the 1,500-meter lower Washoe Valley through which I-580 runs. The highway is regularly closed to freight traffic, but nevertheless, fall winds frequently cause overturned lorries and other high vehicles. A more advanced wind warning system has been in use since 2016.
Every day, 147,000 vehicles drive south of I-80 in Reno, dropping to 127,000 vehicles at the airport and 96,000 vehicles in the south of the city. Approximately 28,000 vehicles run between Reno and Carson City, descending to 26,000 vehicles at the southern end in Carson City.